This is the church we, Melvine, Greg, and I, faithfully attend every Sunday and where we have our membership. Melvine is the leader of the Tuesday mornings Ladies Bible study and prayer meeting. She sings in the choir and sings solos when asked. Our son, Greg, is one of three pianists, and he has been serving as the director of World Missions.
I was asked to preach last Sunday, August 28, and I want to thank all of you who prayed for me that God would anoint me and give me the unction of the Holy Spirit. I enjoyed preaching and I pronounced the benediction at approximately 12:05 p.m. I was not long-winded. We were blessed with several visitors--people who were members of our church when I was the pastor of Tarkenton Memorial Church, 1986-1995. I preached a sermon entitled, "The Prevenient Grace of God, the Grace that precedes Saving Faith." The way in which God dealt with Saul of Tarsus following the martyrdom of Stephen is a great example of this spiritual truth.
Finally, our interim pastor will arrive this Sunday, September 4, for a period of six months. He is the Rev. Mr. Matt Adams. As of this date I do not have a copy of his Curriculum Vitae. I do know that he is an educator and has advanced degrees. He has served as a youth pastor and an associate pastor, taught school, coached, been a principal, and currently is the Assistant Superintendent of the Franklin County Board of Education. He comes from a strong Christian family who are members of the Mountain Gap Pentecostal Holiness Church, Rock, Georgia. I do remember him as a youth, and I know and love his parents, Ronald and Sue Adams.
We look forward with eager anticipation to Matt Adams coming. He is married and has a son and two daughters. Join us in prayer for his success as he becomes our pastor.
Christian Life Worship Center is located at 125 Kathwood Drive, Athens, Georgia 30607. Here are the directions to our church: US 129 . . . One mile north of the Athens bypass, at the Prince Avenue/Jefferson Exit. Turn right on Kathwood Drive, and our church is on your immediate left.
The worship service begins at 11 a. m. There is plenty of room for you, your family, and friends. We look forward to seeing you at our church. You will be blessed, and we will be blessed by your presence.