Thank You Chad!

This week Chad Royal celebrates his 25th anniversary as the Building Superintendent at Eastern Hills. We are forever grateful to Chad for his dedication and for the manner in which he does his job. Chad is one that works behind the scene, yet his work involves every area and every ministry of our church. There is well over 100,000 square feet in our main building and then the additional buildings and the grounds. Overseeing the maintenance of our facilities is a huge job. Chad does a great job … [Read more...]

First Steps

“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” – Luke 14:28 Let’s face it, we live in an age where many people do not really know what church membership is. The message is often conveyed that joining a local church requires almost zero commitment. “Do you want to get to know people better? Do you want to feel like part of a community? Would you like to hear from the Bible every now and then? Join a church.” … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews  13:8 The grass withers and the flowers fade but the word of God remains forever. Isaiah 40:8 I had the most interesting conversation with a friend of mine from college. He has been on a journey re-evaluating the church and what he believes. It has led him to a point that he does not believe in God anymore. He is the son of a Baptist Preacher. He said, “I realized that the God that I believed in when I was a child is … [Read more...]

Faux or Real…

Today there are many faux items out there that have become increasingly popular. There are faux paint finishes made to look like marble, stone or wood, faux wood flooring, faux furs, and faux plants that look amazingly natural. All of these are still imitations of what is “real.” They are fakes; artificial representations of something else. Recently, I was relaxing in my chair at home when Mei Li, our cat, jumped in my lap. I cuddled her closely as she purred heartily and with resounding … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs

I am just getting over the jet-lag from my trip to Ukraine but the excitement of this trip will be on my mind for a long time. It was great to be a part of he work God is doing in that country. I worked last week with the International Mission Board Missionaries in Kharkov, Ukraine. They are planting a church and we were conducting a camp for the kids in the area where the new church will be planted. In spite of a huge language barrier we had a remarkable camp where we worked with the children … [Read more...]