Today, an official announcement was made by the elders of the Northwest Tampa Church of Christ to their membership that they have asked us to join their ministry team. I will join their team in Tampa, Florida, as the preaching minister in March.
A few months ago, I had a phone interview with the elders there. Throughout the course of that interview, I was blown away by the passion, the excitement, and the zeal behind their questions for me, as well as their answers to my questions. I walked downstairs to my wife, Kristen, and told her – “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse – but I would love to work for this church. It sounds amazing.”
After our first visit, we realized it didn’t just sound amazing, it IS amazing. We fell in love with the family there during our first visit, and just as important, our daughter fell in love with them on our second visit to the point where she shed tears when we had to come home. They have a ton of young children there, and the future is certainly bright.
We believe wholeheartedly that God has brought us together. As Paul says in Romans 8:28 – “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” As we love God, I am excited about working together with the church family at Northwest Tampa, for the purpose of growing the Kingdom.
We believe that the church is a family, a family where anyone is welcome and everyone is loved. We believe in the mission of this church and we are excited about serving and growing alongside them. We look forward to dedicating many years of service to them. We look forward to working with a wonderful ministry team in place, under the oversight of some amazing elders.
May God bless us all as we move forward, as we all do our part to grow His Kingdom. We solicit your prayers as we embark on this new and exciting adventure!