After discussing it with the shepherds, they and I agreed last Sunday that my preaching style was not as effective with the makeup of the congregation as we had hoped, and have asked me to step down as the Preaching/Teaching Minister effective immediately. It sorrows me that my health problems and family issues had become a distraction for me and adversely affected my performance. This was NOT an adversarial separation. We all want the church to learn, grow spiritually and thrive in God's service in Keystone Heights. Kat and I love each one of you dearly and pray He will bless you, keep you, and make His face to shine upon you.
The elders have graciously agreed to pay our housing allowance through June while Kat and I pray and seek the Spirit's direction for our future. We have been invited to continue worshipping and serving here. Please pray for us in deciding what our next moves will be. Until this is revealed, please stay in touch with us and let me know if I can serve you in any way. Although we were with you only 8 months, we treasure our fellowship with each of you.
In Christ's Love,