On Sunday, Grace Church of Aiken will formally have a good time the set up of its new lead pastor, Shannon Hollinger.
Hollinger relocated to Aiken from the Columbus, Ohio, space on Oct. 30, alongside along with his spouse April and their two daughters Jenna and Emily. The Hollingers’ son, Ben, is at the moment a junior at Wright State College.
For the previous 9 years, Hollinger served as an affiliate pastor at Northwest Chapel in Dublin, Ohio. When talking of his ministry passions, he mentioned, “it’s all about individuals … not about packages.”
He encourages his church household to “stay on mission for Jesus Christ each second of on daily basis in each circumstance, not simply at church on Sunday.”
Grace Church, which is affiliated with the Charis Fellowship, teamed up with Help Church Enlargement to start its seek for a brand new pastor in Could 2020. The profitable search culminated with Hollinger’s acceptance of the church’s name in early October, after a unanimous vote by the membership.
The Grace church household welcomes associates and group members to affix them for the set up ceremony to be held through the common 10 a.m. worship service at 144 Talatha Church Highway. Mild refreshments will comply with.
Grace Church was based in 1974 after a number of households from the Mansfield, Ohio, space arrived in Aiken to assist construct what’s now the ASCO manufacturing facility. In 1975, Steve Taylor turned pastor of the church and so they started holding companies within the previous Aiken Neighborhood Playhouse. In 1983, they accomplished development of their very own constructing on Talatha Church Highway, and in subsequent years, 5 additions and expansions have been accomplished.
In 1992, Don Soule joined Taylor in ministry to the Aiken church, first serving because the pastor for youth and households after which transitioning to affiliate pastor in 2009. The meeting modified its identify to Grace Church of Aiken in 2011, and stays a part of the Charis Fellowship, previously often known as The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church buildings.
Chad Parker joined the Aiken group as youth pastor in June 2012. In October 2016, Steve Taylor retired from pastoral ministries after 41 years. Andrew Leisure served as lead pastor from April 2017 to December 2019, and Don Soule has served twice as interim lead pastor.
For extra info, go to gracechurchaiken.com.