Pulpit Minister: Paul Holland
Prior to moving to Swartz Creek, Paul served the church in Paris, KY, spent 7 1/2 years on the mission field in Romania, as well as four years as an associate minister for congregations in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Paul is a graduate of Faulkner University (B. A. in Bible) and Freed-Hardeman University (M. Ed., Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity). He and his wife, Rachel (B. A. art education; M. A. in Ed.), have two daughters, Jewell (married to Jacob July) and Ana (sophomore at Freed-Hardeman University in TN).
In addition to his local work, Paul continues to make mission trips to Romania and writes a weekly lesson in Romanian for the brethren there. He volunteers with a local hospice organization and co-edits a dual-language magazine with Moises Pinedo, Christian Family / Familia cristiana (https://www.ebglobal.org).
Ministry Mandate (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
2 Timothy 4:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4:1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.