I love you people of Lakeview UMC so much that my heart overflows with joy when I think of you! Every wonderful person that I have known for the past 22 years makes an impression on my life.
I came to Lakeview from a Southern Baptist Church in Phoenix, and I was curious as to what kind of Christians I would find in this body of Christ. Amazingly I discovered that there were very committed and loving believers here, and they taught me many things about church and ministry. Many of the most caring and humble brothers and sisters have served God faithfully in and through this very special church family. It has been my honor to serve beside so many loving souls!
This is all to say that after 22 years of working to help meet the needs of the people of this church I just want to say THANK YOU! I hope to continue to serve here for at least another few years, and I look forward to getting to know more of you as we serve God together in love and humility. Please join with me to love people to become Christians and to grow deeper in God and His word. How can we lose? God is with us!