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Where We’ve Been and Where We Must Go

This past Sunday we celebrated 80 years of God’s faithfulness as a church family. That Sunday I shared the following with everyone in attendance. I share it here for anyone who may have missed it. ______ Where Have We Been? It was 1938 when Raymond Riggs, my grandfather, would preach from the back of a […]

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Preparing for Sunday: June 3, 2018

Church Family, This Sunday we will celebrate 80 years of the Lord’s faithfulness to our church. It was 1938 when Raymond and Winona Riggs started proclaiming the gospel on Brush Street in Detroit, urging people to repent of their sins and trust in Christ for salvation. By God’s grace, we are still proclaiming that same […]

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This Sunday

Church Family, God’s presence is something you can’t explain to someone who has never experienced it. It’s totally different than being in a human’s presence. When God is near, time stands still, and you never leave unchanged. Sunday we’ll be in God’s presence in His Word in Genesis 28:10-22. It’s about Jacob’s dream of a […]

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A Letter to Central Oaks Reflecting on Five Years

Dear Central Oaks, Today marks five years since Lynsey and I (and Caroline -6 months) moved to Michigan to pastor what was then known as Central Free Will Baptist Church. Reflecting on it this morning, I remarked to Lynsey how we were a bit scared about the arrangements. Tom McCullough had a plan for me […]

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