Category : POTW

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Rev. Brad Wright – “How God Uses Even Me.” – Pastor of the Week

By: Rick Carder — This week’s Pastor of the Week goes to Rev. Brad Wright, lead pastor at Lafontaine Christian Church since 2013. Possessing the gift of Preaching and Teaching, Pastor Brad serves as an example of humility and practical ministry. During lunch, Pastor Brad shared that his Call to ministry was one that included challenge to

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Where the Church Can Shine the Brightest! – Chaplain Marc Watkins, Kokomo (Pastor of the Week)

By: Rick Carder   Rising above in one’s ministry Calling stands an extraordinary individual. Rev. Marc Watkins is one of those extraordinary individuals. A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) from 1991, Marc has displayed the exceptional servant-leadership principle of people first. “IWU gave us ample opportunities in the Ministry program to serve…professors taught us that ministry

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Ken Gilmore – Pastor of the Week (Potw)

Serving since 1994, Pastor Ken Gilmore is the Lead Pastor at Keystone Wesleyan Church.  The church is located in Saline, Michigan. He didn’t start out as Lead Pastor however. First arriving in 1994 as the Youth Pastor, Pastor Ken developed his ministry and eventually was invited to become the Lead Pastor in 2006. “This is my

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Myron Atkinson – Pastor of the Week (PotW)

The congregates of the Penn Forest Wesleyan Church love their pastor. “He is intentional!” “He accepts me just as I am.” “He is willing to take time to help me.” “We love our pastor and everything that he does for us!”   Comments like this were heard all throughout the church. Both effective and highly regarded,

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Heather Kinnan Semple, Red Cedar Wesleyan Church

Heather Kinnan Semple was named lead pastor of Red Cedar Community Church in 2012. Her husband, Jeff, serves as the worship and arts pastor. Red Cedar Community Church has grown significantly since Semple was placed in charge, and many have come to know Christ. According to an article written on Wesleyan Life, “134 people received

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Talented IWU Students – A Personal Note

By: Rick Carder   Over the years, I have had the opportunity to travel with our IWU student musicians. Being able to hear and see their talents and testimony continues to be a highlight of my travels. Across the United States I have been able to follow the Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, Master’s Praise to

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Pastor of the Week: David Anderson, Fountain City Wesleyan Church

By: Rick Carder and Mia Anderson – Reverend David Anderson is recognized as the “Pastor of the Week” this week. “Pastor of the Week” is a renewed tradition honored by the Office of Alumni and Church Engagement which appreciates local pastors for their service and faith. Anderson has pastored at Fountain City Wesleyan Church for over 30 years, and

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Pastor of the Week: John Bray

By: Dezaray Barr   Reverend John Bray (’72, Religion) is recognized as the “Pastor of the Week” this week. “Pastor of the Week” (PotW) is a renewed tradition honored by the Office of Alumni and Church Engagement which appreciates local pastors for their service and faith.   Reflecting on his childhood, Bray said, “I am

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