On September 12, Kristen, Josie and I packed out bags and headed eastbound and down to Nashville, TN. After serving as the Associate and Worship Minister for the West University Church of Christ in Houston, TX for the past 3 years, God called us home to be close to our family once again.
More importantly, God called us to a new church home at the Granny White Church of Christ, where I now serve as the preaching minister. Never in my life could I have imagined how welcoming and inviting this church family has been.
From even 2 days before we arrived, church members gathered at our home to unload all our belongings into the house. Most of these people had never met us, but had just met us via video. When we arrived in Nashville on the 13th of September, we knew immediately how loved we were. We were met with a giant sign on our front porch welcoming Josie specifically from all the kids in the church. I think that first night we had about 20 visitors that just stopped by to say hey.
Since that day, we’ve hit the ground running and haven’t stopped. Preaching full time has been an adjustment, but I think I’m handling it okay. We’ve had many events to go to, many people to get to know, visits to make, and unpacking to do.
I don’t know that I’ve had a free weekend since I arrived. The GW church is so very active and always seems to have some great event going on, from the youngest to the oldest.
It is an honor to serve at this blessed place. We miss our friends from Houston, and really wish we could have packed them up and brought them here with us. Please pray for them as they continue in their search to replace my position I held there.
There are some great things going on at Granny White, and I want to personally invite you to come be a part! Hope to see you!