We praise God that after spending five days meeting the congregation in large and small groups and preaching on Sunday, October 21, 2018 that our membership extended a call to Jim Powell to be our next Senior Pastor. After taking two days with his family he then accepted the call. Jim Powell is a man of God, gifted to provide strong Bible preaching, teaching, leadership, and direction for our congregation.
Jim recently resigned as pastor of Richwoods Christian Church in Peoria, Illinois. Under his leadership the church grew from 55 to 1500 during his twenty-one years. After interviewing Jim, Dale V. Salico, founder of Transformation Ministries (our church association), stated, “Jim is one of the strongest prospects I have EVER interviewed. He has a heart for God and for lost people.” He has used Jim as a seminar speaker. He also authored a book regarding healthy churches entitled Dirt Matters. Jim, 54, and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons, Timothy (18) and Trevor (14).