Pastor Joe Stansell

Pastor Joe Stansell

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Pastor's Message to the Church

What a blessing to be alive and know to whom we belong! When I was eleven years old, I gave my heart and life to the Lord, Jesus, and what a journey that has been. The Bible tells us in Matthew 7:13-14, that the road to heaven is narrow and few will ever enter the Pearly Gates of Glory, but broad is the way that leads to destruction and the horrors of hell. Praise God for Jesus and His precious, shed blood on Mount Calvary, that paid a debt that we could not pay, to give us the blessed privilege of being redeemed by repenting of our sins, and placing our faith and trust in Jesus along to save us (Titus 3:5).

What a privilege to be the Pastor of River of Life Christian Fellowship. We have some of the sweetest believers in all the world and I praise the Lord for each and every one of you. Our church is involved in many ministries and has a place of service for everyone. It thrills my heart to see God's people rising up to God's call for ministry and serving Him with the Joy of the Lord. The Lord refers to each one of us as His body, with Jesus being the Head (Colossians 1:18). It is He that has created us for His own good pleasure (Revelation 4:11), He has gifted us, empowered us, filled us, and then placed us into the body of Christ (His church), to love and serve Him supremely - and to love and serve one another.

We have been called to be the salt and the light in the world (Matthew 5:13-14) as we journey through this life (Hebrews 11:13), pointing others to the saving grace of our Lord. We are so blessed to have many ministries in order to reach out to help our church family to grow in the Lord and to reach out to our community in love, from the Women's and Men's Ministires, to Sunday School for all ages, ourtreach programs (Evangelism, Nursing Home, to the Food Pantry serving over 60 families every two weeks. We have a wonderful Praise Team and our Christian Academy Petit Goave with Beverly Burton as our missionary.

God has been so good to us and has blessed us beyond measure. I love our precious Church Family and pray God's richest blessing on every member as we press on in Jesus Glorious Name.

Because He reigns,
Bro. Joe

River of Life Christian Fellowship
P.O. Box 473
Adkins, TX 78101

Phone: 210.649.2600


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