It has been a long journey, but my family and I are finally headed home – to our new home in Ashland KY. This past Sunday, August 10, Unity Baptist Church voted to make me their next Senior Pastor. We are thrilled that God has made His will so clear and given us such a strong, loving, and prayerful church family.
As we prepare to make our move, I would like to express my gratitude to the people and organizations that helped and encouraged us along the way. I appreciate that Billy Yates and Alan Brady from Pedal Power Bike Shop let me live my childhood dream by building and selling bicycles. I am thankful for the people at Central Baptist Church in Paris and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington who loved and accepted my family and allowed me to serve them as an interim pastor. I wouldn’t have made it through this transition without the help support I received from Paul Chitwood, Karl Babb, and the rest of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Ronny Raines from First Baptist Church Bradfordville FL, and Ron Edmondson from Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington In addition, David Stokes has been invaluable, even before he became the Executive Director of the Elkhorn Baptist Association (soon to be the Central Kentucky Network of Baptists). I also need to mention Kevin Milburn, Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church, for being such a good friend and counselor.
Thank you again, everybody, for all your thoughts, well wishes, and prayers. We have some of the best friends and family in the world! We are excited to see what God has in store in Ashland. If you are ever in eastern Kentucky, stop in and visit us. We’d be glad to have you.