There is an old gospel song that begins, “Home is where the heart is, my heart’s on home. “ Throughout my years of ministry, I have always tried to maintain my priorities in the right order – God, then family, then church. In the last few years members of my family have achieved milestones and experienced change. Even more will happen in our lives in the next couple of years. As a husband, father, son, and even son-in-law, it is my responsibility to assure their care and help them become the best persons they can become.
The second verse of that gospel song says, “Everybody dreams about going home it seems, lately I am no exception to the rule.” In recent days the actions, decisions, and expressed attitudes of some here at Calvary have caused my heart and mind to beginning looking back to the South and my home.
With all this in mind, and after prayerful consideration, I am offering my resignation as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. My last Sunday at Calvary will be July 20 followed by the remainder of my vacation days. I have accepted the invitation to become the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford, Georgia.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have been the pastor at Calvary. I appreciate all those who truly gave me freedom to provide care and leadership. I sincerely believe this decision is in the best interest of me, my family, the church in Georgia, and Calvary Baptist Church. Calvary will continue to be in my prayers in the months and years ahead.