Bow Island Community Bible Church Welcomes New Pastor
Grasslands Church will bid farewell to our founding pastor and elder, Oliver Edwards
It is with bittersweet emotion that we announce that the first family of Grasslands Church will be making a move, 50 kilometers west on Highway 3, to take on the leadership responsibilities at Bow Island Community Bible Church.
After much prayer and consideration, Oliver has decided to respond to the call to step into the role of leading this 13-year old church into the next phase of its ministry on the prairies.
With several of the founding members of BICBC now a part of the Grasslands family, we have felt a kinship with the church for some time. As their founding pastor concluded his tenure there last month, we sensed that God was working behind the scenes to further solidify the relationship between our two churches.
Oliver was asked to preach there on Palm and Easter Sundays, and after a unanimous vote by the church board, they asked him to be their new leader.
We are excited for the Edwards family, knowing that God will use their passion for seeing unchurched people come to faith in Jesus through the Bow Island church. At the same time, we surely feel a sense of loss, as it was their dream and vision that gave birth to Grasslands Church three and a half years ago.
Please stay tuned for details regarding our official Congratulations Celebration for the Edwards in the weeks ahead.