Greetings First Church Faith Community,
It is with great appreciation to God for his guidance in my life that I now begin a new spiritual journey here at First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville as your senior pastor. During this “Season of Renewal” and forming new relationships, we will be open to where God leads us and we will be united around His mission.
Allow me to thank the First Church family for your cards and well wishes. I extend heartfelt thanks to Rev. Joan E. Carter-Rimbach for the transitional service given to me. It has been a time of fellowship, prayer and love. To our Bishop, Bishop Marcus Matthews, Rev. Joe Daniels, our District Superintendent, and our Staff Parish Relations Team, I thank you for such a warm welcome.
Already I feel the energy and enthusiasm and know that there is great potential as we continue our responsibility to stay rooted in the scriptures as our written guide and to listen to God’s living message. Let us allow our faith to grow toward the brilliance of God’s Holy light, as we “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
This is an exciting time to be in ministry together and I’m looking forward to many years of faithful discipleship with you. This will be a rewarding period as we move confidently out into the world to heal, care, welcome, proclaim, celebrate, serve, seek justice and bring disciples to Christ.
Again, I thank you for the awesome welcome.
In His Service,