Things have changed.
Pastor Bill Christensen has retired, and things have changed dramatically. The church continues to serve meals on Wednesday evenings and the choir is excellent, but the pastor literally yells his sermons. And the message is pretty much a watered-down gospel. Such a disappointment.
spirit - filled pastor and wife make a big difference.
When you walk into this church, you know it is small but you can't help but realize their work for their community and for the kingdom of God is huge. This really is a church where Christ is Lord.
This church actually feeds the hungry, homeless and displaced people on Wednesday evenings. This church opens their door and serve everyone. But what impresses me more than anything is a minister and wife who loves the lord. Rev Bill Christensen who preaches in a wheel chair speaks with wisdom and love of God. You sense nothing carnal about this preacher, and his wife. They are God's most humble servants. For me, there is nothing more powerful than a message that glorifies the risen Jesus Christ. Nothing more powerful than a humble man who speaks with the love of the Lord, and not with his intellect or clever human reasoning. I love this pastor and this church. It's a small church but it is alive and working church.
I have belonged to churches with over 2,000 members in the past. But this church tugs at my heart, and I pray for this church each time I feel the tugging. And I hear the voice of my minister and the words. I know it is BECAUSE he is a spirit-filled man who truly serves the Lord.