I have had five senior pastors in my life. Each one of them has been important to me.
Chris Humburg discipled me, baptized me, guided me and taught both in word and by example. He was Paul to my Timothy. Oh, and he officiated at my wedding.
Next came Norman Hoag and David Strope, who were my pastors while I was in Bible college and seminary. They helped get me through some tough times and were faithful in teaching and preaching from the Bible.
Then came Stephen Moore who was a good friend to me after I left my first pastorate. He was my first experience with a pastor who was younger than me.
And then we come to my current Pastor, Bob Brenneman. He has been a true friend, telling me what I need to hear, even when I didn’t want to hear it, counseling me on decisions, teaching me how to apply the Bible directly to my life in ways I’ve never known. His family, while not perfect, has been a shining example of how biblical families are supposed to operate.
Today is his last day as my pastor, and I will miss him very much. I don’t know what plans God has for me, but I do count it a privilege to have known this man and his family. Godly examples are hard to find nowadays. Thank you, Pastor.