Eight and a half years ago, my wife and I, and our youngest son, Bennett, moved to Cedar Springs to pastor Pilgrim Bible Church. A few weeks ago I accepted the call to pastor a church in Connersville, Indiana, and we moved last week. As it was my turn to write the pastor’s article, I felt that I should take the time and express my appreciation to all of you for the wonderful years we have spent in your community.
We have enjoyed pastoring a great group of people at Pilgrim Bible Church. They have been so kind to us; supporting us and encouraging us and working with us in so many ways. They are people who love God and we formed lifelong friendships with many of them. We have cried together these last few days as we have parted and we wish them the very best in the days ahead.
We have enjoyed being a part of the Cedar Springs community as a whole. I have had the privilege of serving on the Library Board with Joanne Furhoff and the other board members, and, as a consequence of that, I have worked with Donna Clark and her staff at the library. These are all wonderful people and I appreciate working together with them. I also served for sometime on a committee looking to build a new library in Cedar. A new library is such a need here and I hope that things come together to make this a reality. Thank you to the city officials for being easy to work with. I also was privileged to serve on the Alpha Family Center board for a while. Lorrie Shelton and her staff are to be applauded for their work on behalf of the most vulnerable in our community.
Thank you to the Ministerial Association for allowing me to be a part. Craig Carter and the fellow pastors are doing a fine work in lifting up the name of Jesus and leading our churches to greater fellowship and discipleship. Thanks to Judy and the Post for providing a column each week for the pastors to express their hearts to the community.
Thank you to everyone who has been so kind and friendly. Cedar Springs is a wonderful town and I am thankful that I was able to spend these years here. We just wish all of you God’s very best. We are taking away a boatload of good memories and friendships. Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime, somewhere.
Pastor Knox Bullock
Pilgrim Bible Church
West Pine Street, Cedar Springs