Back in 2010-11, I had the great honor of being called interim pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Louisville. We met and served alongside wonderful people for that year. We loved getting to travel to the big city of Louisville each Sunday and eat breakfast at Whole Foods and then maybe another cool place for lunch. We could run to the mall, go to Target, eat Krispy Kreme donuts, and drink Starbucks coffee from a real store, not just the little kiosk we have on our campus.
Well starting yesterday, January 26, we are back in the Big City for a new season of ministry. I have been called to serve as interim pastor of Hurstbourne Baptist Church over in the St. Matthews area.
We have already come to love this congregation, having spent about a month with them back in 2013.
HBC has a great ministerial staff, men and women who love the Lord Jesus and love people as Jesus would. The congregation is made up of multiple generations, both young and old. We have an active ministry to kids and families all the way through teenagers and young adults.
One of the things I especially love about this place is their desire to be missional in the Jefferson country region by serving regularly at the Baptist Fellowship Center, teaching weekly ESL classes, and serving in all sorts of local mission projects. If there is a mission project to be a blessing to another group of people, they are usually right on top of it.
We also have a Korean church, KY Vineyard Community Church, led by a wonderful pastor Young Choi and his wife Youn, who is also our church pianist, that meets each Sunday @ 1:00 pm.
I am so excited about this opportunity and season of ministry back in the Big City. If you live in the Louisville area and are looking for a church home, we would love for you to come and visit us at Hurstbourne Baptist. Our Sunday morning service starts at 10:45 am. You can find more information at HurstbourneBC.org.