It is with both joy and sorrow that I announce my resignation as the Lead Pastor at Lakeside Community Church effective July 31, 2016. Sorrow because of the relationships we have enjoyed over these almost 16 years. The Murry family has grown up at Lakeside as you have continually showered us with grace and love. We have laughed together and wept together, always keeping Jesus at the center. Thanks for your faithfulness to care for us well. We love you and couldn’t have asked for a better place to serve Jesus over the years. I am also joyful at this time, simply because I am confident that this is God’s will. Lakeside needs a full time Pastor and God is calling the Murry’s to a new local church ministry. I will still serve as the Church Planting Catalyst in Maine, just from a new location.
I want you to know three things that I hope encourage you at this time. 1) There is a plan in place for Lakeside to find a new pastor and move forward in a healthy manner to be the people that God called her to be. 2) As we have always preached, Jesus is the leader at LCC and “His arms are not too short to save.” This is an opportunity to lay your full weight on Him, love one another, and watch Him do greater things than he has already done.
To God be the glory,