A Special Announcement about the Missional Partnership between Decatur First and North Decatur UMCs
I am delighted to share the news that the pastoral team that will serve Decatur First and North Decatur United Methodist Churches is complete! This morning, it was announced at Decatur First that their new associate pastor will be the Rev. Joya Abrams. Joya currently serves as associate pastor at Impact UMC in East Point, GA. Impact Church is the sixth fastest growing United Methodist Church in the United States! Having worked as an industrial engineer before entering the ministry, Joya brings a wealth of experience and a unique constellation of gifts and graces to our new missional partnership.
While Patrick Faulhaber will have his office at North Decatur--and Joya and I will have our offices at Decatur First--all three of us will participate in a preaching rotation so that you will regularly hear from all of us at NDUMC. Exciting things are afoot! I know you will want to be in prayer for Joya (and her husband Nate and their boys Bennett and Christopher) and Patrick (and his wife Susannah) as they prepare to participate in this bold new thing in Decatur.
North Decatur, I am so excited about all that God is doing in and through you. It's an honor and a privilege to serve God alongside you. I am grateful to be able to continue to serve with you in the years ahead in this new, exciting way.