Columbus Ephesus Welcomes Two New Pastors
Ephesus church leaders and William T. Cox, Allegheny West Conference (AWC) president; Marvin C. Brown, executive secretary; and H. Candace Nurse, CFO, recently welcomed two new pastors who will continue leading the church’s ministry of winning souls.
Story and photos by Angela V. Baker
Members and conference staff welcomed senior pastor Noah L. Washington, his wife, Twila, and their son and daughter. During the same service, they also welcomed associate pastor Jason Francis, his wife, Veronica, a daughter and their two sons.
The service included the charge, an aspirational challenge for the new pastors, led by Brown. Head elder Melvin Pascall presented the pastors with the keys to the church. William E. Joseph, AWC ministerial director, offered the prayer of dedication. Cox led the congregation in a covenant of service in which the church congregation promised to love, respect and follow the pastors. Washington then preached his inaugural sermon titled “You Will Get It Back.”
“I am excited to be where God has called us to be in this season,” says Washington.
Feature photo: William Joseph says a prayer of dedication over pastors Noah L. Washington and Jason Francis as conference leaders lay hands on the men.