Been Absent for a While

It’s been a busy time in my life and the life of Gainesville Church here in Virginia. Two weeks ago we received the news that my Associate Pastor would be appointed to take my place when I retire in June of 2023.

There is great excitement in the church and in my heart at this time. Excitement that Benson Mcglone will be stepping into my role as Lead Pastor during a planned 10 month transition. There is also a sadness that my almost 25 years here at Gainesville and almost 41 years in the Pastoral ministry will be coming to an end.

There is also an excitement with a hint of apprehension as to the next season of Ministry. I can’t imagine a retirement were I won’t be doing anything for the Kingdom of God. Right now I am wondering what that will be.

There is a song by Elevation Worship called “My Testimony.” We just sang it in worship yesterday. I love that song especially the line that says; “If I’m not dead, you’re not done,
Greater things are still to come. Oh, I believe.”

I do believe that. One of the things that I think I will be doing in the next season of life, is more writing. More blogs to come now that things will start winding down in November of this year. Like I said it is a planned and gradual transition.

It’s an exciting time for Gainesville Church and exciting time for me and Benson. If you read this blog and are in the area I invite you to come to worship any Sunday.

More to come because I am not dead and God’s not done with me

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