By Kendi Fiscus
We are very excited about the upcoming installations of Pastor Tim to his new role as Senior Pastor and Pastor Don to Associate Pastor! While some people are familiar with this process and have experienced it before, others may be wondering about the nuts and bolts of an installation. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect.
The installation of Evangel’s pastors is convened and executed by the Heartland Presbytery. Therefore, we will be joined by Jim Baxter, Lead Pastor at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Olathe, who will convene the Presbytery Commission consisting of Tim Elliot, Pastor of Adult Ministries at New Hope; Jon Dunning, RUF Minister at K-State; Brian Hough, Pastor of Manhattan Presbyterian Church; Tony Felich, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in Overland Park; and Travis Shanahan, Ruling Elder at Manhattan Presbyterian Church, along with our own wonderful elders from Evangel.
We are also honored to be joined by James “Bebo” Elkin as our guest speaker for the service. Bebo is a longtime friend of Pastor Tim’s, has been a teacher, RUF State Coordinator, consultant, and is currently a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
There will be questions of installation addressed to Pastor Tim and Pastor Don, and a series of questions for the congregation to answer, as well.
The Lord has blessed Evangel richly with our dedicated pastors who faithfully serve, teach the Bible, and equip the people of Evangel to serve God in the endeavors to which He has called us.
April 7 will be a day to celebrate—remembering what God has done for us, and looking forward to what He will continue to do in His faithfulness to the people of Evangel.