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Charlie Kempf

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I was raised in a Christian home and learned about and fell in love with Jesus at an early age.  In high school I drifted away from following God and didn't return until age 28.  Since that time I have daily read and meditated on God's word, seeking His presence with a desire to hold Him as my "First love".  I want more than anything to be pleasing to Him, glorifying Him and loving Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.  God is teaching me how to love my neighbor as myself and to genuinely have compassion.  I am so thankful for Christ's sacrifice on the cross and the Father's saving grace and want to share the Gospel with others.  God has made it very clear to me to preach all the truth of His word, never tickling peoples ears, but with a burning desire to reveal God's loving heart for people everywhere.  I believe it is very important that once we truly come to know Christ as our Lord and Savior we obey and treat Him right.  God has also impressed upon my heart the importance of striving to love children the way Jesus did.

 

God has blessed me with a wonderful wife whom I love very much and helps me more than I can ever put into words.  I am also very thankful to God for our children and grandchildren who are very dear to us.

 

It is always a pleasure to worship our God with the wonderful people at Mt. Carmel.  There is a special indwelling of God’s Spirit at Mt. Carmel, people often tell me they feel it the moment they arrive.  I believe one of the ways we can love our God more richly is by treating each other with love and forgiveness.  A primary focus in my leadership role is providing support and encouragement to the congregation.  Please pray for me that I will always be a man after God's heart because my heart lacks what it takes, only His heart is pure and filled with love.

 

Pastor Charlie 






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Rodney Allen

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                My walk with the lord began in 2010 and my journey to the cross was long and hard.  I was not able to receive Christ at an early age so I know the difference between a life devoted to Christ and one that is self-serving.  I was fortunate to have found such a loving church family to help me grow spiritually and to develop my personal relationship with God. I know that God has called me into this position and given me the heart to love the kids as they come, some more broken than others, but the capacity to love that Jesus pours into me I pour into them.  All that I am I have committed to Christ and through his love, mercy, and grace he will create in me the man he needs me to be. I know that the most important thing for me to do is to follow Christ were he leads me. Though I am not a perfect man I can introduce the youth to Jesus Christ the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. When the youth graduate high school the one thing that they can take with them is a real, personal, and intimate relationship with Christ. If there was only one thing that I could give them, then I would chose to give them a personal relationship with Christ. I am looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Christ together as one unit standing strong in faith.

John 14:6 (HCSB)
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.