To Our Pastor……Pastor Ferdinand Gaines, Jr.
Thank you for investing in us and so many others in ways that we will never realize.
Thank you for choosing to live your life dedicated to truth. For knowing the Word of God and sowing it into us. Thank you for the late nights and early mornings spent studying scripture and researching as you allowed God to inspire and shape your messages.
Thank you for answering those late night calls from people you don’t even know and those you do know. Those calls often led to middle of the night hospital visits, difficult conversations and helping people walk through circumstances you never could have imagined.
Thank you for being willing to do hard things and help others be brave as they faced the unimaginable.
Thank you for the countless hours you have spent praying for us, and for the church. Thank you for the nights you have spent awake, instead of sleeping, because you bear the weight of so many and so much. Thank you for the stress you carried on our behalf.
We honor you for the years you have poured into ministry.
You were a difference-maker and a life changer.
You were a pastor and leader. We are so ever thankful. You will forever be missed.