Pas­tor in­tro­duces him­self to city

Benalla Ensign - - News -

that God who cre­ated the uni­verse sent His Son Je­sus Christ to die on a cross tak­ing my place as a guilty sin­ner.

That morn­ing I ac­cepted Je­sus Christ as my saviour, be­liev­ing in him with all my heart.

When I grad­u­ated from high school I en­tered into ed­u­ca­tion and worked as a high school teacher and later as a high school and pri­mary school li­brar­ian.

It was in Novem­ber 2008 that God be­gan to show me that I should pre­pare for the min­istry.

In 2009 my wife and I be­gan study­ing at a Bi­ble Col­lege in Syd­ney, which we at­tended part time for the next nine years.

In July 2017 I was in­vited to can­di­date for the po­si­tion of Pas­tor of Rose City Bap­tist Church and was suc­cess­ful.

My wife and I, who were liv­ing in En­ga­dine in Syd­ney at the time, im­me­di­ately be­gan or­gan­is­ing to move to Be­nalla.

On De­cem­ber 2, 2017, Rose City Bap­tist Church had a spe­cial ser­vice to in­duct me as the sixth pas­tor of Rose City Bap­tist Church.

My wife and I count it a priv­i­lege to be used by God to serve him in the min­istry and com­mu­nity of Be­nalla.

Since mov­ing here we are thank­ful for the beau­ti­ful walk­ways, lovely shops, rose gar­dens, mar­kets by the lake, as well as drives to sur­round­ing towns and vil­lages.

Com­ing from a farm­ing back­ground in Ire­land, my wife par­tic­u­larly en­joys the herds of cat­tle and sheep as we take drives in the coun­try.

Rose City Bap­tist Church pro­vides many ser­vices for the lo­cal com­mu­nity of Be­nalla and the sur­round­ing dis­tricts and all are most wel­come to at­tend.

●●●●●●●●●Church ser­vice times:

Morn­ing ser­vice 11 am Evening ser­vice 6 pm All-age Sun­day School at 9.45 am Joy Club (Pri­mary age youth club) ev­ery Fri­day at 5 pm

Teens and Young adults meet­ing on a Sun­day morn­ing at 9.45 am

Ladies meet­ing once a month on a Tues­day

Golden Oldies meet for out­ings as the need arises

Youth camps are held each Jan­u­ary in the school hol­i­days for pri­mary and high school chil­dren Rose City Bap­tist Church is at 93 Thomas St, Be­nalla.

Pas­tor Leigh Dav­i­son

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