“The steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord.”
I belong to God. Jim belongs to God. We’ve committed both our individual lives and our marriage to His calling and purpose
It was God’s leading that brought us to Crosspointe Baptist Church in Millington, Tennessee in August of 2007. He gave us a passion for this city, for this church and over the last few years we’ve developed a love for each and every one of you. The blessings of God have been abundant and you have made this journey so wonderful. I’m convinced that our days here have been ordained by the Lord.
That’s why this is so difficult. Through many months of prayer, we are convinced that God is asking us to travel down a new path, a path that will lead us away from Crosspointe and away from the CPBC family. Our home church, Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA, has asked Jim to be their new pastor. As of Sunday, November 13th, he has accepted their invitation. Our tenure will conclude on the last day of November. This decision is the most difficult one we’ve had to make up to this point in our ministry. The difficulty comes not in saying yes to the Lord, but in saying goodbye to all of you.
Proverbs 16:9. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”
In our hearts we never thought this day would come. We’ve served here with the mindset that we would never leave. However, the Lord has been stirring our hearts and we can say with full certainty that our time here is coming to an end.
We’ve become family over the past few years and now we’re moving away. As hard as it is to say goodbye the fact is we’re still family. As a matter of fact, maybe goodbye is the wrong word. The phrase “see you later” seems more appropriate.
God directs our steps and promises not to leave us nor forsake us. I’m confident that if God is leading us on to something new and wonderful then the same is true for all of you. If God is preparing to bless Jim and me with a new work then He’s preparing to bless all of you with a new pastor. We really believe that your best days are yet ahead.
We love you Crosspointe!!!