I am found with a heavy heart as I write this letter to you. As of December 18, 2011 my wife and I will be relinquishing the role of your Pastor and Shepherd in order to allow room for God’s continued will in our lives and the ministry of Provence A/G. I leave with a peace knowing you will be well cared for by the ministry team still in place and in time the new Pastor of God’s choosing.
The decision to move has not been a rash one, or an easy one. We really feel as though we have been separated for a purpose and not just a relocation. this has been a process and not an ill considered decision. We have covered our steps in prayer and followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to the best of our ability. There have been many confirmations throughout this last season that have helped us come to this crossroads and make our decision. We believe the Lord has called us come to this crossroads and make our decision. We believe the Lord has called us to a new place for a new season in our still developing ministry as well as orchestrated this whole process. We also hold true that He has prepared a shepherd for you. Provence Assembly of God will continue to be a light in this community as long as there is a people here who will honor God and allow him to be glorified.
In closing, I would like to assure you that I am leaving for no other reason than God’s leading and God’s best for all of us. If you hear of any other reason for our departure it did not come from us and is not the truth. Be sure to pray for one another as you pray for us as well. Ready your hearts to receive a new Pastor and their family. Trust God in all things and do everything possible to keep the unity among you.
In the Love of our Glorious Savior,