MISSOURI CITY, TEX. – The Fondren Seventh-day Adventist Church welcomed their new pastoral administration on March 3, 2018. One week prior, beloved and departing pastor Edson Joseph delivered a powerful message and moving appeal for God to bless the church with the power to continue growing.
Southwest Region Conference President Calvin Watkins presided over the installation of senior pastor, Gordon Jones, and assistant pastor, Michelle Mota. His dedicatory prayer charged each pastor to take the city for God as they serve Him with all their heart, mind and strength. Deacons were charged to take care of each pastor and elders were charged to care for the deacons.
Michelle Mota spoke of her belief in “Boomerang Love.” God pours out His love to ministers, like her, who in turn share with the congregants, who then love others in return. Jones opened up his message speaking humbly of accepting the call to continue building the kingdom following the great legacy set by former pastors Alex Horton, Charles Sanders, Helvis Moody and Edson Joseph. Pastors Bullard, Free and Ming from the Austin area were present to add their congratulations, support and blessing to their fellow colleagues. In Jones’ message, “Embracing Next,” he shared that comfort zones are places where possibilities are limited and opportunities are minimal; when you don’t allow God to decide your “next,” you can become incarcerated by your past.
The Fondren church family is excited to see what God will do in this new season.
By Cheryl Harris, Photo by Stacy Griggs