For the time being, Pastor Matt Adams will be a bi-vocational pastor. He has just recently become the new Assistant Superintendent of the Franklin County School Board of Education with their headquarters in Carnesville, Georgia, the county seat of Franklin County.
Bishop Tim Lamb is scheduled to be present with us on Pastor Matt Adams' first Sunday as our new pastor. He will introduce him to our congregation, and conduct a formal installation service. We fully expect the Holy Spirit to crown this service with anointing and power. The following information was sent to me by Bishop Lamb. I now share with you what he has in his files.
In the words of Pastor Matt Adams which he prepared for our conference council and I assume for our local church council I share them now with you, my Hugh's News readers:
"I’ve felt the call to preach since the age of 16, but didn’t make the decision to prepare for the ministry until the summer of 1990 at the age of 20. At that time, I made the decision to continue attending Emmanuel College for my junior and senior years and major in religion/pastoral studies. Soon after receiving my B.S. degree in Religion in 1992, I was ordained in the Georgia Conference IPHC.
Throughout my career as a bi-vocational minister and professional educator, I have maintained a high level of integrity, a clear focus and strong leadership skills. I have over 20 years of successful public and private school experience as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, teacher and coach at all levels P-12. During my administrative tenure, I have experienced tremendous success and served on various school, church, community and school district level teams and boards including but not limited to charter school board of directors, leadership, governance, finance, capital improvement, instruction, safety, discipline, school improvement, AdvancED/SACS, athletics, transportation, teacher certification/recruitment, BOE policy revision, fundraising and strategic planning.”
Join us in prayer for Pastor Matt Adams for a special anointing of the Holy Spirit 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, Exit 14 . . . 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.