Life Pacific College announced today that President Dan Stewart
is transitioning from his
current responsibility to the role of college professor and interim lead pastor of Sonrise—the Simi Valley Foursquare Church—a post he
has been serving for three months.The announcement from chairman Dennis Easter, on behalf of the Life Pacific Board of Trustees, is in full partnership with The Foursquare Church Board of Directors.
In a letter being sent to Life Pacific alumni, Dan
shared his heart about the humbling experience it has been leading the Foursquare Bible college founded in 1923: "There is great responsibility in this office, for there are few things more important than training the next generation of pastors and leaders for the harvest."
...Dan began teaching at Life Pacific 20 years ago and became president in 2003.
Pastor Jack Hayford, president of The Foursquare Church and himself a former Life Pacific president from 1977-1982, spent significant time with students and faculty last Wednesday during a chapel service.
Now, with five months before the start of the next semester, the college's board has time to study the future while leaning on the grace of God for His wisdom."
Continuing in his affirmation, Pastor Jack said, "Dan
and Connie are such proven pastors.
will conclude his
role as president at the end of the current semester and will continue to be available as the Trustees may request his
assistance during transition."My greatest joy is the local church and being a professor at the college," said Dan.
-1 Corinthians 15:54 (NKJV)
Pray for these church planters who represent recently-planted Foursquare churches in the U.S.:
David (Amy ) Spear, Church 29, Kalispell, Mont.
J.R. (Grace) Gonzales, New Beginnings, Oviedo, Fla.
Victor (Martha) Villeda, Palabra Viva, Kent, Wash.
Agree with us in prayer for these district supervisors and the churches they lead:
Joe (Kaye) Van Koevering, supervisor, Florida District; senior pastor, Gateway Christian Center
, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Randy (Sandy) Remington, supervisor, Alaska District; senior pastor, Beaverton Foursquare
, Beaverton, Ore.