Pastor Updates

October 20, 2020


Hello Journey South Bay!

#1) For those of you who missed my announcement at the end of last week’s service, I want to let you know that I will be retiring in a few months on February 1st. Some twenty years ago, I felt a call from God to start and pastor what has become Journey South Bay Church. Next to my family, pastoring this church has been the greatest joy of my life. But now I feel the Lord is calling me to retire in order to spend more time with family. While I am excited about what the future holds both for me and Journey there is at the same time a profound sense of sadness at seeing the end of a very special season of life. Please know how much I love you! You have been the greatest group of people I have had the pleasure of serving. And I am truly excited about the future of Journey South Bay. With a wonderful Leadership Team, fantastic staff, incredible ministry leaders and the Holy Spirit guiding you, the sky is the limit as to what God has in store.

#2) You may have questions about what happens next. Our Leadership Team has been working hard to put together a comprehensive transition plan for the time between now and when a new pastor is chosen. In order to fill you in on how things will progress in the coming months, the Leadership Team is having a church information Zoom meeting this Sunday, Oct. 25th, 11:30 am. I believe you will come away with questions answered and a confident assurance for the days ahead. Here is the link:

#3) This week we pass the half way point in our study through the Gospel of John. Way to go! It’s been good. Just a heads up for this week’s reading. There will be seven reading days instead of the five as in the previous weeks. (Didn’t want to rush through chapter 11 because there is so much there.) This Sunday I will be preaching on Haters, Lovers, and Users as I continue our series. Join us online or in person at our outdoor service. See below for free tickets or online connection info.

#4) Truth: The Best is Yet to Come! “...No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Cor. 2:9


Yours for the kingdom,

Pastor Jim