Justin and I wanted to let you all know that we will be moving to Fort Worth, TX as Justin has accepted a position as the Executive Pastor at McKinney Church in Southwest Fort Worth. We’ve made this decision though much prayer and God has given both of us an amazing peace throughout the process. I want to thank all of our friends and church family here in Lubbock for being so incredible to our family over the last 2 and a half years! We will miss you all and can’t wait for everyone to come and visit us in Fort Worth!
Justin did an awesome job summing up our thoughts in a letter to our friends and the other staff members at ELife so I thought I’d share parts of the letter below:
After much prayer and with a heavy heart, Katie & I wanted to let you know that God has called us to leave the Experience Life staff and begin a new ministry. I will be taking a position as the Executive Pastor at McKinney Church in Fort Worth, TX.
I can not express to you how much of a pleasure it has been to serve by your side in the advancement of God’s kingdom over these past few years. I truly believe that Experience Life has the best staff in the nation. I am honored that God has blessed my life and given me the privilege to be a part of this movement.
With that said, I am reminded that Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” We are sad to be leaving an incredible church and so many dear friends, but we are excited about the future. We are excited about our future ministry at McKinney, and equally excited about the future of Experience Life.
As we leave, please know that Experience Life has become our church home, and we look forward to coming home whenever we can. Better yet I pray that you will consider us your missionaries. We covet your prayers as we take the story of eLife and what makes it special to another church. We trust that your message and example of radical prayer will help further the kingdom in Fort Worth, TX.
I ask you to please pray for my family in this transition. Pray for our hearts as we move away from friends we love. Pray for our home to sell and a quick transition so my family can be together in one place as soon as possible. Pray for McKinney Church and my ministry there to be fruitful.
I take comfort in knowing that we are not moving too far away. I expect to hear from you all often, and will be upset if any of you visit DFW without saying hello. I also have confidence in our staff and this church to know that Experience Life will not miss a beat. I have been in ministry long enough to know that when God calls someone away, he sends those to replace them who are perfectly positioned for the next season. I look forward to continue hearing the stories and watching from a distance, as eLife’s brightest days are ahead. I look forward to coming back to Lubbock in order to celebrate together what God does at Jones Stadium.
We love you all!
This transition will be fairly quick so please join us in praying for an easy transition for the kiddos, sell of our home, and God’s provision in providing us a great new home in Fort Worth.