On Monday 25th June Joel Hart was ordained and installed as associate pastor of 2RP church!
The presbytery gathered along with members of the congregation, neighbours, and Christian friends from the Baptists, Congregational, and Lutheran churches.
Thankful to our great God to be ordained and installed as pastor of Second RPC yesterday evening. A particular joy was having my dad – recently ordained as an elder – read me my ordination vows. Throughout my life, he has modeled faithfulness, commitment to the church, and commitment to Christ. I pray that God will enable me to model those same things as I begin my time in pastoral ministry. ~Joel Hart
Personally, I’m happy to gain a co-laborer. It has been and continues to be a rare blessing to be surrounded by so many other older and wiser men; I thank God for them. This is the first time in 15 years of ministry, I will serve on the same session with an elder who is younger than I am!
James Faris, Pastor @ 2nd RP