Reflection over 1,000 sermons, or 10 years at FBC Tishomingo
It was sometime in the spring of 2011 that I received a phone call from the search committee at FBC Tishomingo, wondering if I would be able to come down and speak with them. I replied that I would be glad to, right as soon as I figured out where Tishomingo was. Even after spending most of my life in Oklahoma, I don't think I had ever been here before. I found that Tishomingo was not on the way to anywhere, and that you had to be going here to get here. I guess that's why once I came I just decided to stay. I came in view of call and my first official Sunday was Easter, April 24, 2011.
God has been good to me and my family and blessed our time here immensely. I didn't know how hard it would be to stay here this long, and I didn't know how much of a blessing it would be either. It's only by God's grace that I have been able to stay here and continue to minister. As I reflected over the last 10 years I also put together a few statistics about my time here. Although most of the stats revolve around Sunday morning, there are so many other things that I get to do as pastor.
For most of my 10 years I preached Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. When we take weather, summer breaks, and vacations into consideration I'm positive I've preached over 1k sermons at FBC Tishomingo.
In those 1,000+ sermons we have covered completely the books of:
- 1 Peter
- 1 John
- 1 and 2 Kings
- Song of Songs
- 1 Corinthians
- 1 Timothy