Yesterday we shared a big announcement at our West Ridge Church location in Cartersville. I’ve been serving since March as the interim pastor. Beginning in January, James Griffin will become the new pastor. James has been serving in our student ministries at West Ridge for about four years. He’s a great leader and teacher. Since my family will continue to attend and serve in Cartersville, I’m looking forward to serving under his leadership.
James and his wife are from the area. They’re also brand new parents. It’ll be fun watching them take this next step in their ministry as a family. This is a win-win for the Griffins and the church in Cartersville. We’re all dreaming and praying for big things for the future of the church.
If you’re a parent of a high schooler at the East Paulding campus, you don’t need to worry. James has built a fantastic team, and he’s obviously around to guide that ministry through this transition. Brad Chandler is providing leadership to our student ministries at that location. We’re also in the process of interviewing to fill the role James will leave. Your students are in good hands.
In the mean time, my role is changing once again. My new responsibility at West Ridge Church will be to oversee the campus pastors for both the current and future campuses. Because of that, I’m looking forward to partnering with James and the other guys as we take our next steps as a church.