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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Jason Hansen

What local church do you pastor? I am a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church Gilbert, Arizona. How long have you been a pastor? I've been a pastor for going on 7 years. I graduated from the Pastor's College in 2009 and have been at Sovereign Grace Gilbert ever since. How long have you been a part of Sovereign Grace? I came to Sovereign Grace in January, 2005 from East Val...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Jim Cannon

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Several months ago, we did a series on this blog entitled “Meet Our Regional Leaders.” According to our polity, our family of churches is organized into geographic regions. These regions are led by Regional Leaders, who you’ve been introduced to through this blog series. Recently, Sovereign Grace has had some encouraging developments. One of the many goo...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Ken Mellinger

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Two weeks ago the Northeast Regional Assembly of Elders made the unanimous decision to form a new region known as the Lower Great Lakes Region. The formation of this region includes churches in Indiana, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, upstate New York, and Toronto, Ontario. This new region not only reduces the Northeast Region to a more manageable size, but also helps us be mo...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Keith Collins

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What local church do you pastor? Lakeview Christian Center in New Orleans, LA. How long have you been a pastor? I have been a pastor since 1993, so 22 years now. I was saved out of a Catholic background as a teenager, was educated as a mechanical engineer, and was eventually raised up from within the church and brought into full time ministry as a pastor. How long have...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Tim Shorey

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What local church do you pastor? I am an elder in Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, and Lead Pastor of our Risen Hope Church campus. Risen Hope, in Drexel Hill, PA, is a campus of CFC designed to become a plant in the next few years. How long have you been a pastor? I became a senior pastor in 1982 when I was 23 years old and have served in pastora...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Mickey Connolly

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What local church do you pastor? Crossway Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. How long have you been a pastor? I’ve been a pastor for 29 years. I was a P.E. major in college and got saved later in life, when I was 28. I had an immediate desire for full-time Christian ministry, but I was raised Catholic and attended a Catholic church, so I had do idea wh...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Billy Raies

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What local church do you pastor? Sovereign Grace Church in Midland, Texas. How long have you been a pastor? I have served as the senior pastor at Sovereign Grace Church for 20 years, and prior to that, I served for six years as an associate pastor at Lakeview Christian Center in New Orleans. How long have you been a part of Sovereign Grace? We were adopted into Sovere...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Rick Gamache

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What local church do you pastor? I am a pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. How long have you been a pastor? Fourteen years this March. How long have you been a part of Sovereign Grace? Our church was adopted in April 2003. Which churches are in your region? Covenant Life Fellowship in Roseburg, Oregon (David York, Bill Heard, and Mike Kell...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders

Meet Our Regional Leaders BPFI

The pastors of Sovereign Grace ratified a new polity and Book of Church Order in April 2013. The new polity called for our family of churches to be organized into geographic regions. Each region forms a Regional Assembly of Elders, which simply means that every ordained elder in those regional churches is a part of the Regional Assembly. The Regional Assembly of Elders in ...

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