A Big Thank You to a Pastor Who Has Blessed me

Monday I had lunch with Pastor Robb from my church. My home church is going through some changes with the pastoral staff. Our lunch was a blessed time of fellowship, but Pastor Robb let me know that duties for the pastoral staff are changing.

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It was a bittersweet lunch for me. I enjoyed our time of fellowship. I have greatly appreciated Pastor Robb’s ministry as the pastor of outreach for the past several years. During his time as pastor of outreach, I experienced many valleys due to health issues. I shared with him that he has been a lifeline for me through the down times of dealing with health issues.

Pastor Robb was the one I first shared with that I needed the medication for depression/anxiety due to years of living with chronic illness whittling away at me. Depression and anxiety are symptoms of two of the chronic illnesses I live with. He was the one who told me that it was medical and I did not need to resign my ministry.

As we talked, I had mixed emotions. He has meant a lot to me over the past several years. But I was also excited about the pastor my ministry will be under and a new direction the church is taking for outreach because it fits wonderfully with a new direction I feel the Lord calling me to in my ministry.

If I were to try to use a comparison from the bible to explain it, I would look at Paul and Barnabas. Paul forged ahead to share the gospel no matter what. Barnabas encouraged him and shared his wisdom with him. Not that I am anywhere near being Paul, but my ministry has been one of sharing Christ’s love with the nations. Pastor Robb has been a great source of guidance and encouragement for me.

So my post today is to thank Pastor Robb for his ministry to me over the past several years. I am so grateful for all of your help while at the same time I look forward to a new direction.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

22 thoughts on “A Big Thank You to a Pastor Who Has Blessed me

  1. That’s how pastor’s are to be. Openly receiving us and guiding us according to the Word.
    God bless him

  2. Thanks Matt! I look forward to continuing to serve at First Free and and to seeing how God uses you in your ministry to Lincoln.

  3. Change is inevitable, and how wonderful that God prepared your heart. What is Pastor Robb going to do next? Blessings to you Matthew as you continue to minister to the nations in the context of the vision you have received. β™₯

      1. You’re welcome big brother. I love it so far. Everything is going well. It’s my first time having a full time job with a ministry (CBN). I feel so blessed. πŸ€—

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