For the last thirty-three years my dad has faithfully served as the pastor of Cranberry Baptist Church in Beckley, West Virginia. He and my mother have labored tirelessly to reach the lost and minister to God’s people. Next month dad is retiring from the pastorate and beginning a new season of life and ministry. We will have more to say in the days ahead, but we deeply appreciate you praying for them as they follow the Lord in this next step.
The church voted unanimously on Sunday to call Kevin Cormican, who has been serving with my dad, as the next pastor. Our family is thrilled about the future of our home church and so very grateful to be sent out of this local assembly. Below is an open letter from dad that will share more of his heart. I am most grateful that they are finishing this God-given assignment well and passing the baton in an exemplary way. He and mom will be traveling and available to help other pastors and churches beginning in September. I know they will continue to be greatly used in the work of the Lord in the days ahead. – SP