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Blessings from Pastor Benjamin

Dear Flora, As I write this in my dining room, I have to be honest: our house is in chaos. We’ve started packing up our things in order to move from Minnesota to Indiana. There are boxes full of dishes and decorations sitting on the floor, alongside empty boxes waiting to be filled. One of the biggest questions facing us in this…

Greetings from Pastor Steve and Pastor Tristan

Tristan Oren and I serve as the new Co-Interim Team as of November 1st.As Senior Pastor of the Team, I come to you with 48 years of full time ministry experience.My wife, LaVonne, and I make our home in Bargersville, Indiana.Our son, Kris, is married to Tammy and their daughter is Shelby.Our daughter, Yvette, is married to Ronn Oren and have three…

Greetings from Pastor Gary

Dear Flora First Christian Church, The word of the Lord spoken to the Prophet Isaiah keeps popping in my mind. mind.“My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways.” (Isaiah 55.8). Being from Angus, Texas I had zero thoughts of ever being in Flora, Indiana. Truly His ways are not our ways. So as Christians we hold on to…

Greetings from Pastor Gary

Dear Flora First Christian Church, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I praise God for each of you. You are living up to your reputation of being a great body of believers. It is good to be here. I appreciate serving the Lordwith you. Of course, the search for a new pastor is on everyone’s mind. Please,…

Greetings from Pastor Gary

To the Believers in Jesus Christ in Flora, Indiana, Almost 49 years ago, while in college at Texas Christian University, I had a job working on a bridge-building crew. That particular bridge was part of the I-20 connection between Dallas and Ft. Worth Texas. That experience taught me many lessons that became useful in my career as a minister. Lesson number one:…