There is no doubt that we are going through trying and uncertain times. The global COVID-19 pandemic alone is unprecedented. The death of a senior pastor is a terrible burden. We ask that you would pray for those who are impacted. We continue to grieve with Angie and her family. Your prayers for them in the coming days and months are greatly appreciated.
We want to share with you how we are moving forward as a church and staff. In recent weeks, we have spent a great amount of time with many of you, our members, responding to questions and concerns. We will continue to serve you as best we know how. Our pastors and ministers, church leaders, deacons and committees are dedicated to seeking the will of God in every decision made. Please join us in praying for wisdom.
We continue to monitor reports about COVID-19. Visit mobberly.org/corona for updates about our schedule and on-campus worship.
Many of us have never been through a pastoral transition, and none have ever been through one under these circumstances. The search for a new pastor will take time. We will form a pastoral search committee that will begin the process of identifying candidates for our new senior pastor. We don’t yet know how long this will take, but we are confident that God is already directing our path and will lead us in this process to God’s man for Mobberly.
For now, our Teaching Pastor Paul Coleman and other staff will continue to preach each week. We will invite guest preachers periodically to provide Paul with ample time for rest and replenishment during this season. Although Paul is excited to provide significant time in our pulpit, he looks forward to the day that God will call our next Senior Pastor. Our day-to-day ministry and operations continue under the leadership of our Senior Associate Pastor of Worship and Administration, Tim Whedbee, and our Executive Pastor of Ministries, Andy Hill.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many changes, but we know we can trust that we serve a God who always has a plan. Even though we don’t know how God is using these circumstances, we do know that God uses all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
Keep praying for your church. If you have questions, email [email protected] or call 903.663.3100.