It is hard to believe that it was four years ago that Pastor Chris gave me the opportunity to come on staff with Church of the Highlands. I remember thinking about all of the possibilities of a Highlands campus in Auburn. So many questions... Would anyone show up? And if so... who? Would we be able to make a lasting difference in the community and at the University? The answers to these questions and many more have far surpassed my wildest dreams. The friendships we've made over the past three and a half years have impacted me and my family greatly. Seeing the Highlands family come together in Auburn to make an eternal difference has been amazing.
At the end of this month, my family and I will be moving back to Birmingham. I will be joining the ARC (Association of Related Churches) team as we help pastors plant life-giving churches all across the country. Although we are excited about the move, our hearts are very heavy. We will miss each one of our friends and family.
Congratulations to my friend, Brandon Isbell, Auburn's new Highlands campus pastor. He and his wife Amy love the people here and will do an incredible job.
I am so thankful for having been your pastor... and I am a better person for it.
I love you all!