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Pastor’s Perspective 09-10-19

I knew the call was coming. It just came sooner than I expected. We were out of town with family for Labor Day. When the name showed up on my phone with an incoming call, I had to step away from the crowd to take it. It was Barbara Helton calling to let me know […]

Pastor’s Perspective 09-03-19

We are one month out from celebrating our 70th anniversary as a church. I want to encourage you to make plans to attend the banquet Saturday evening, the 5th of October, and the worship service on Sunday, the 6th. There is a special luncheon Sunday afternoon for folks who have been members for 50 years […]

Pastor’s Perspective 08-27-19

Our Sunday School class has been studying I Peter the last month or so. As we continue to “READ” through the Bible in 2019, this book will be your reading assignment. Let me make your day…. it’s only 5 chapters! You’ll find Peter’s words to be challenging as he implores us to live holy lives. […]

Pastor’s Perspective 8-20-19

On Sunday, October 6, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church will celebrate its 70th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe I’ve been here for 16 of those years – Oh! This is Giles, by the way. In those 16 years I have worked alongside talented and Godly ministers and stood in the legacy of those who preceded me. […]

Pastor’s Perspective 08-13-19

My son is in a plane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean as I pen these words. On his way home from 11 months in Afghanistan. At only 5 and 3 years of age, Carson and Caleb have missed their dad’s presence for a significant percentage of their young lives. This is Carson’s second deployment. For […]

Pastor’s Perspective 08-06-19

This past weekend was a horrific one for our nation. Two more mass shootings in less than 24 hours. 29 dead. Dozens more injured. I heard one heart-breaking story of an infant who suffered broken bones when its mother who was holding her baby was shot and killed. While the discourse is certain to become […]

Pastor’s Perspective 07-30-19

I experienced something Sunday I had never experienced before. Watching my parents walk down the aisle during the invitation to join the church I am serving as pastor. They have heard me preach before. Many times. They have been among my biggest supporters throughout my decades in ministry. They have always been extremely active in […]

Kenya Mission Trip, 2019, Last Day

So actually we are sitting in JFK airport right now waiting for our flight to Charlotte.  I tried posting last night at the Nairobi airport, but wifi wasn’t enough, so trying again this morning. Yesterday, we were up early at 7:30am to catch the bus with two other groups to head to Joska Boarding School. […]

Kenya Mission Trip 2019, Day 7

I got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart.  Wow!  What a day!  We took 108 5th graders to the Animal Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park.  We rode with the children on the bus which was perfect!  They were so excited when we got on the bus (they picked us up at Gracehouse.) […]

Kenya Mission Trip 2019, Day 6

Today was our final day at Bondeni…a little sad.  We started the day with our second day of VBS…When Life is Sad…God is Good!  I shared the story of Jesus being crucified and then overcoming the world with his resurrection.  I think the children could really relate to being sad sometimes, but God is still […]