My experience as an interim Youth Pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church has been effective in my life’s journey in discerning how to develop my own ministry. The church is located in the heart of the Westview community of Atlanta, Georgia where the church is most needed. The pastor, Rev. Kevvin Hankins, has been equipped with a vision ordained by God as to where he sees the people of the church can be the salt of the Earth that they are meant to be. This vision is communicated in ever sermon and taught at every bible study to empower us as God’s people to live up to our highest Spiritual potential. Through various acts of missionary work in the community, rejuvenating worship on Sundays, and insightfully sound theological knowledge taught on Wednesday’s, Calvary United Methodist Church is a blessing in more ways than one to the community and the world.
Initially I was nervous about how I would interact in a new place, with new faces, and new personalities to get along with. Despite my anxiety, I was welcomed with open arms and allowed to be used as an instrument to benefit God’s people. My work as Youth Pastor at Calvary allows me to understand the heart of the Youth as the future of the church. Nurturing and teaching God’s young people is a rigorous task but one that is very rewarding. It is my privilege to do so in knowing that I play such a major role in what is in store for the future of the church. Calvary has been more than god to me and God has been even greater than that good by allowing me to be a servant leader to its congregants. It is my hope that I may continue to be used as a vessel for the glory and edifying of God, the precious place where God’s people gather, and the community we all serve together.