Saturday, August 14, 2010

Returning to Royal Ridge!

Royal Ridge in the late 1990's
On August 8th it became official. The Turpin family is moving back to Northern New England where I will be serving as the pastor of Royal Ridge Church of God (Scarborough, Maine)! Glory to God!

My first contact with this church was in the summer of 1980 when it was still known as Thornton Heights Church of God (South Portland). Little did I know during that short week of ministry that I would one day be returning to serve the congregation--first as associate pastor (1984-1988) and then as senior pastor (1995-2001 and 2010).

We feel so blessed that the Lord is allowing us to return to witness the fulfillment of the vision that He birthed in our hearts in the early 1980's. To God be all the glory!

(A note to our Seminary and Pastoral Covenant Group friends: I will continue to teach a few of my online courses, and I will also remain connected with the Pastoral Covenant Group ministry, serving as a consultant and occasional trainer.)