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"This is the start of something ...
"This is the start of something great," Pastor Tim Evans said, referring to the church's new location and future ministry.
Before North Clay Baptist was formed, Evans was pastor of Centercrest Baptist Church, Center Point.
As the community around Centercrest began to change, a large majority of its members started to move to Clay and surrounding areas.
Church leadership began to pray about where the congregation could be most effective in reaching the lost.
That's when Barry Wood, pastor of Eagle Ridge Baptist Church, Clay, called Evans and started talking with him about merging the two congregations to reach the Clay area together.
Both pastors sensed God leading them to come together and recognized they had "similar goals and mutual interests," Evans
In 2010, Eagle Ridge Baptist and Centercrest joined to form North Clay Baptist with Evans as pastor and Wood as associate pastor.
"We did not meet much resistance (from the North Clay congregation) when we decided we wanted to move (and purchase the new building)," Evans
Members were poised and ready to reach a new area and start fresh in a new building, he
The church's new facility has a lobby, small sanctuary and at least 10 Sunday School rooms already completed.
It has a large sanctuary that will seat about 700 people, an upstairs area and several classrooms that are partially unfinished.
estimated the building will be completed by 2014, but he
said the church wants to focus first on settling into the community.
shared from Joshua 1:1-19 at the Jan. 27 service and urged church members to "be strong and courageous" in the midst of change.
and Wood agree that North Clay is now in a good location to best reach its community with the gospel.
"We want to stay on task and stay simple," Evans
Senior Pastor Tim Evans
Pastor Tim is a passionate preacher, loving pastor, and faithful expositor of the Word of God.
wife Dale came to Centercrest in the summer of 2003 with their three young adult children.
Listen to some of his
recent sermons online and be sure to introduce yourself when you come to visit.
Timothy Joseph Evans, 44, was ...
Timothy Joseph Evans, 44, was convicted of sexual assault in two Colorado parishes.The cases were handled separately and he was ordered to serve the two sentences consecutively.
On Thursday, a Jefferson County district judge sentenced him to four years in prison on one count of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.
Prosecutors said the victim was a 16-year-old whose parents had sent him to Evans
for counseling in 1996 at the Spirit of Christ Parish
in the Denver suburb of Arvada.He
was convicted in March.
On Wednesday, a Larimer County district judge sentenced Evans
to 14 years to life in on two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and one count of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse.In that case, prosecutors said Evans inappropriately touched a 17-year-old parishioner on two occasions while serving as priest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, 50 miles north of Denver.Evans was a parish priest there from 1998 to 2002.He
was convicted in that case in April.Evans was removed from parish ministry in Fort Collins in 2002 and was barred from serving publicly as a priest in 2003.
In a written statement issued after Evans
was sentenced in the Fort Collins case, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput said, "I deeply regret the pain that these damaging events have caused."
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Any pastor who does not believe that this is his
calling ought to get out of the ministry. -Tim)
In 2 Timothy
3:16 Paul writes that "All Scripture is inspired (literally God
breathed) by God
. . . . Peter writes in 2 Peter 1:21 of the prophets being moved by the Holy Spirit.