Beginning May 1, 2016, I accepted the position of Interim Pastor for the Gospel Light Baptist Church located at 129 Slackwater Rd in Millersville, PA. The church is nearly 22 years old having been planted by Pastor P. Wayne Sauder. Although I have spent many of my years as a pastor, the role of the pastor is becoming quite a task. I told the folks that I would be their interim pastor as we work toward finding a permanent pastor. Interim means "in between the time frame." We have not given any time frame to the duration of the interim period. I love the preaching and teaching ministry. It is all of the extra things that go along with preaching that sometimes becomes overwhelming. This is especially true as I work a full-time job outside of the ministry. It is increasingly difficult to accomplish all that goes into the ministry while working outside of the ministry. The young zeal is gone. An interim pastor is all that a pastor is, and does all that a pastor does, except that he is willing and ready to step out of the way should the Lord direct someone else into the pastoral role. So, we covet your prayers for the work, and strength for the labor. This position ended in November 2017, when Pastor Andy Almanza assumed the role of senior pastor at Gospel Light.
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