(Fred Lynch) [Order this photo]
Question: Why did you choose to pastor in this area?
Answer: The Lord called my family and me to come to Missouri nine years ago to assist another pastor in planting a church. We immediately fell in love with the area and the people here.
Q: Why did you decide to enter the ministry?
A: I decided to devote my life to the ministry because of the love Christ had for me in my own life. Feeling that compelled me to share that love with others.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Seeing people transformed by the gospel and watching them grow in Christ.
Q: What has been your greatest achievement since entering the ministry?
A: My greatest achievement is recognizing that I can accomplish nothing without Christ! "Not by power, not by might, but by My spirit, says the Lord." (Zechariah 4:6)
Q: How are you a witness to Christ outside of church?
A: Christianity is not just a weekly event but a lifestyle. To be a living sacrifice means you don't roll off the altar when you feel like it. We need to be his witness everywhere we go.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you face in your job?
A: The biggest challenge I face is uniting the different churches despite denominational differences, so the body of Christ can serve him fully by seeking out the lost, the hurt and broken.
Q: What to you hope people take away from a visit to your church?
A: I hope people come away from our church edified by the Word of God, anchored by their foundation in Christ, and equipped by the Holy Spirit to answer his call.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your church?
A: Even though we are a small church, I love the way that everyone cares for each other and goes out of their way for each other. The love of Christ is felt here.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: It is my prayer, not just for our church but for all the churches to be involved in a great revival in this area to fulfill the great commission.