Once a year, I try to get our ministry staff out of town for a retreat of some sort. This weekend we will leave Sunday afternoon if the Lord allows and return on Tuesday night.
Instead of just having anyone to fill in the evening service, I have asked Troy Allen who is pastor of FBC Florence to preach for us. Troy is our son in law. He and our daughter Paige have served two churches in Texas as pastor and have been at Florence for seven years. Troy has been our bible study leader on a youth ski trip. He has spoken at our men’s breakfast, and filled our pulpit on one other occasion. He has also been a leader in several Disciple Now programs in the past. Paige is known by many of our people because of having been a student at HPU and UT in our early years here. She helped with one of our children’s choir presentations and participated faithfully in many parts of our ministry until she and Troy married. She currently is involved with the Community Bible Study which meets at Crestview and has been a bible study leader in that program. Many of our people also know their sons Hudson and Greydan who have attended the children’s bible study at Community Bible Study and visited other programs here. Shannon and I are excited that there is another baby due this summer, a little girl.
I want to strongly urge you to be in attendance Sunday night. Troy is one of our youngest pastors in Williamson County. He is currently moderator of the Williamson Baptist Association. We have known Troy since he was twelve and were privileged to be a pastor to him and his family in Kingsville, Texas. He has faithfully served the Lord since he was a child, and I want our people to know him and pray for him and his family. One of our newest members will lead the music for the service. She too is a young adult. Heather Daniel Perkins is an accomplished musician and has led music in numerous churches, and Christian ministries. She is leading worship at Super Summer at Hardin Simmons. This is one of the Youth Evangelism Schools. We are planning to have Heather help us with various parts of our ministry this year and we want you to meet her. Barry Smith will be introducing our speaker. Barry actually was Troy’s bible study leader in Kingsville and has known him for a long time. DON’T MISS THIS SERVICE. IT SHOULD BE A REAL BLESSING.