Yesterday we learned that Pastor Marcus Breitbarth has accepted our call to serve as our Associate Pastor. The announcement was received with applause and much joy. We thank and praise God for blessing us with this pastor, shepherd and servant.
I look forward to working with Pastor Breitbarth. He is not a lone ranger or a maverick but sees himself very much as a team player. He demonstrates a compassionate and humble heart. He will serve without fanfare for himself but will always be pointing people to Jesus. It will be exciting for us all to watch him grow as a pastor and shepherd and leader.
His family will also be a blessing to our church. We look forward to better knowing Kimberly and the children and seeing how the Lord might use them to help us in our mission.
At the end of the reading of his acceptance letter we, as a congregation, prayed and sang the Doxology. And it is certainly true - Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! May Pastor Breitbarth's ministry richly bless us all at Life in Christ!