Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A new senior pastor will be introduced at Faith Community United Methodist Church Sunday.Pastor Randy Stearns will give his first sermon at the West Chester Township church’s Sunday services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
He replaces senior Pastor David Bridgman, who is leaving after 16 years to start a new congregation north of Columbus in Delaware County.
“What a better name for a church to have than ‘Faith Community,’” Stearns said. “It is a congregation that longs to live by faith and fully embody this love, in true Christian community.’’
Stearns joins associate Pastors Caleb Henry and Julie Alsip, on the ministerial team.
“I’m excited to see what can happen when all the unbelievable resources of this congregation are focused upon the needs of this community,’’ Stearns said.
“What an amazing place to fulfill God’s call upon us to love one another.”
For the past two years Stearns has been the assistant to the bishop of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Prior to that, he served eight years as the district superintendent; and senior pastor at Brice United Methodist church near Columbus, for 18 years. (more…)
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