On Sunday, November 8, Pastor Mark informed the elder board that he was stepping down as Senior Pastor at Fountain of Life, effective December 8. He and Teresa will be returning to Minnesota.
We were surprised and saddened to hear the news, but we know that God was not surprised or shocked, and that He has a plan for Fountain of Life.
The elders have met with Pastor Joe Skeens, and after prayerful consideration, have nominated him to serve as the next Senior Pastor at The Fountain. To that end, we have scheduled a Special Business Meeting on December 6 following service to vote on this nomination.
We are reminded of the story of David who was anointed to be the next king of Israel as a youth. Many years passed before he assumed the role of king. Along the way, David was patient and waited for God's appointed time. In the same way, we see this as Pastor Joe's appointed time to lead The Fountain. We have seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years, and believe that he is now ready to lead us into the next season.
We want to take this opportunity to thank Pastor Mark and Teresa for their labors over the past fifteen months here at Fountain of Life, and we bless them as they move back to Minnesota and into their next season of ministry.
Fountain of Life Elders
Don Faust, Tom Gender, Marty Hatley, James Robers and Steve Travers