An Open Letter About an Open Door


Dear friends,

For the past seven years, the Lord has richly blessed me to serve as one of the preachers for the East Hill church of Christ in Pulaski, TN. Having been raised in Pulaski, I have always known that East Hill is a special place. I have counted it a privilege to serve under the incredible eldership and alongside Paul Sain in my labors for the Lord there. The Christians at East Hill are amazing people. They are loving, forgiving, generous, and faithful. Throughout these past seven years, I have grown as a preacher, as a Bible student, as a Christian, as a husband, and as a man.

Today, we are humbled by God’s graciousness in opening a new door of opportunity to us. Lord willing, on July 20, 2014 Emily and I will begin to serve the Lord with the North Charleston church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina. Brother Don Blackwell has labored there for the past eight years, and will be making the move to work fully with the Gospel Broadcasting Network as their executive director (a role that he has filled for several years while also preaching at the North Charleston church). The North Charleston church is a great church. Her elders are spiritual and capable. The Christians who worship there are spiritual, friendly, and kind. It will be an honor to serve the Lord with them.

Above all, this transition is about serving the Lord. We want to be where we can do the most good to the glory of God. After many, many prayers, Emily and I believe that this is the Lord’s will for our lives. We pray that He will be well pleased with us and that He will receive all of the glory.

Please understand that this decision was not lightly made. As already stated, both East Hill and North Charleston are great congregations of God’s people. We will deeply miss our brothers and sisters at East Hill and in the middle Tennessee area. I am extremely thankful for technology that enables us to continue to enjoy one another’s friendship through social media, text messages, phone calls, and through avenues such as The Light Network. Though miles separate us, we are all still one in Christ Jesus. Lord willing, we will be able to enjoy one another’s company at various events and locations. But if we are not so blessed, we will be reunited in heaven. That’s what this is all about.

Please pray for us throughout this transition. Thank you for your love and support.

In His Service,



Click here to read Emily’s post about our move.

4 Replies to “An Open Letter About an Open Door”

  1. God bless you and Emily in your move to South Carolina! I am excited about this move for you, and I know the church in Charleston will be blessed to have you all.


  2. I am very happy for your decision to preach the gospel to N. Charleston congregation! I know you and Emily will be greatly missed at East Hill congregation, but I know that you both will produce great works, and will work hard to produce a huge labor of love with N. Charleston. Double blessings for you both! N. Charleston will be blessed by your work there, and you and Emily will receive many blessings from N. Charleston. Prayers for the transition in your lives and I will be thinking about your move on my birthday, July 20. May God bless you and yours as you continue to serve HIM in S.C.
    Love you both,
    Momma T

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