It’s hard to believe that this Sunday we will be saying goodbye as your Student Ministries pastors and sending you off to be lead pastors at Wooster, Ohio. These 8 years have flown by. While here at Compelled Church you have had amazing ministry. You have been the youth pastor to all 3 of my children. You have had small groups in your home weekly for years. You have served Compelled faithfully beyond youth as you also lead, young adults, building maintenance, Master’s Commission and hospitality ministries for a time.
You have grown the young adult ministry and the student ministry at Everfree to well over 100 students and over 20 leaders. It is an exciting night of ministry, fun, seeking God, worship, and connection. You have lead so well. You have pulled together the youth leaders of our area for “unite” and hundreds have come and so many have found Christ at that yearly evening at Bedford High School.
Tom, you have lead with impeccable character and integrity. Thank you! You have been an example of a believer, a strong Christian father, and husband. You have taught our students how to serve with your “without walls” ministry. You have taught them to evangelize their friends, strangers, here and all over the world. You have taught them to worship, and to express their love for Christ. You have taught them to Love God deeper. You have taught them the Word of God. You have taught them to follow Christ! What more can a church ask for? Thank you!
Thank you Jen, for taking time for students, as a busy mom, raising your family, and helping with daycare for others, you still field the calls, meet with the girls of Everfree, while supporting Tom, and being by his side. Thank you Jen. What an amazing example you also are! Thank you so much.
Wendy and I are deeply indebted to you and Jen. Compelled Church cannot express the thanks adequately that we feel in our hearts for giving 8 years of faithful ministry to this community. We love you and your family so much and we will miss you here. Wooster will be so blessed to have you both and I know you are going to be an amazing lead pastor.
(Sunday the 20th we will be honoring them and after the 11 am there will be a reception for them. Please write them a card and give a gift if you are able).