Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Praying for Our Friend and Former "Neighbor"

Eric Mounts, pastor of Southgate Baptist Church for 15 years and a good friend from my college days, has taken up the call of God to become the pastor of Bible Center Church in Charleston, WV.  He begins his new ministry this Sunday.  You can read an interview in the local Charleston paper here.

Eric is a faithful brother in Christ and a gifted pastor, and I would encourage all of the Grace family to be in prayer for him as he begins this new work.  I can relate personally to the challenge Eric has faced in determining to leave a flock he loves to respond to God's call to a new ministry.

I would further ask us to be praying diligently for Southgate, as they go through the process of adjusting to Eric's departure and transitioning into a position where they will be ready to seek and call their next pastor.  As our own fellowship knows this is a challenging process for a church, but one that can be very beneficial, too.