From the Pastor’s Heart
Beverly and I will be on vacation in Northern Ireland August 29th through September 8th. In my absence, Shirley Thomson will lead prayer meeting and Brenda Clare will lead Bible study on Wednesday nights. Rev. Eric Goforth will preach September 3rd and on Homecoming Sunday September 10th. He will also be our guest preacher at the Spiritual Renewal services September 10th – 13th.
Eric has been married to Debi for 42 years. They have two daughters, a 7 year old grandson, and a 3 year old granddaughter (ask and he will be happy to share pictures). He is originally from South Carolina, but Eric has lived in Virginia since 1987. He served as pastor of three churches in North Carolina and Virginia from 1984 to 2020. He has also served as a Hospital Chaplain and a Pastoral Counselor, and he is certified as a Christian Leadership Coach. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University with a major in Psychology, a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary of Virginia.
I hope you’ll plan to attend Homecoming Sunday and the Spiritual Renewal services, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday September 10th -- Wednesday September 13th. Eric is preparing sermons focusing on the theme “Coming Home to God.”
We’re certain to be blessed as we pay attention to God’s Word, pray and renew our resolve to walk near our Savior and Lord.