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John Smith

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Pastor John began his work at FPC in January of 2019.  He came to us with over a decade of pastoral ministry experience serving churches in Missouri and Tennessee.  He graduated from Evangel University in 2003 with a BA in history and theology.  He went on to complete his MDiv at Central Baptist Theological Seminary (ABC) in Kansas City, KS.  He has been admitted to Memphis Theological Seminary to complete his DMin participating in their "Land, Food, and Faith Development Cohort".  

Pastor has a passion for the Church and Reformed Theology and enjoys seeing individuals and families understand the life giving message of who God is and how much God loves them.  He has a deep love for rural and small town America and longs to see the gospel shape the lives and ethics of a community.  He has the heart of a preacher and brings life and energy to expounding the scripture on Sunday morning and during midweek gatherings.  

"Its through innovation, collaboration, and facilitation, guided by the Spirit and grounded in the scripture, that we see a church begin to discern God's purpose for them and then to rediscover their vitality as a visible sign of the Kingdom rooted in the time and place of their community."  

Feel free to email or call Pastor John.  He enjoys being out in the community and would love to have the chance to sit down and share life with you over beer or coffee (your choice...:-)