Lisbon RPC in the state of New York has called Garrett Mann to be their next Pastor.
Having just completed his final year of studies at RPTS, Garrett is due to graduate from seminary on May 22nd (this will now be a virtual graduation ceremony!). Garrett is married to Charity and together they have five small children.
“We are excitedly looking forward to the arrival of Garrett and Charity Mann, in a few weeks or months, as God wills”.A member from the Lisbon Congregation
Charity had this to say:
Three years ago we were getting close to moving away from beautiful Kansas, and now we are getting ready to move away from dear Pittsburgh. We will be moving to a small, rural town called Lisbon, NY on June 1st, if the Lord is willing. Garrett grew up in Lisbon and will be pastoring the church he grew up in. Our kids are excited to get to live in the same house he lived in with the same apple trees in the back yard! (For some reason, the apple trees have been a big draw for our kids. They say they can’t wait to make applesauce!)
As we have prayed for God’s mercy on our country and world these last weeks, we have grown more excited about the opportunity to share the gospel in another place and to use our lives to serve the Lord. Having everything shaken up in the world has helped us to remember that our lives are short, that we are just pilgrims on this earth, that we are longing for our heavenly home and for Jesus’ return, and that it is a privilege to use as many days as the Lord gives us to serve Him and work to see His Kingdom come.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”Psalm 90:12-17