In the latter part of 2011 Mike Pinkerton resigned and the church was left with out a pastor. Steve Welling. the Executive Director of the Columbia Baptist Conference (Converge North West), came to the congregation and said he had a person in mind to be an interim pastor for the church until a Senior Pastor could be called. The church was in need of some ................ Jim and Janet Visbeek came to Temple and suggested to us what needed to be done to get back the church back to where it is growing fruit. They said they would be willing and available with the help of the membership, to undertake the task for us. The membership voted to call Jim and Janet to guide us through process ahead.
From Luke 13:6-9
"A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any, Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'
"'Sir, "the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'"
Pastor Jim has been our Advocate and has stepped in to work the soil for a season and fertilize it to see whether there will be fruit or not. He can't do the job alone as it is the job of everyone on the church to earnestly ask God to begin to turn over the soil of every heart and begin to remove the stones and weeds and give us good soil once again.
Jim Visbeek was born on February 6, 1954. He has assumed the title of Intentional Interim Pastor.
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