FIRST FAMILY of Edmond
I wanted to take the time to ‘thank you’ for your warm welcome and kind embrace of our family. Dana and I, along with Gracelyn, Tyler, and Tessa, have enjoyed our recent weeks with you, and we are eagerly anticipating God’s blessings in the foreseeable future as we worship and serve Him together. As we continue to get acquainted, I wanted to share even more of our heart and lives with you so that we can truly grow together as a family of faith!
Local Church Ministry As a family our heart has always been to support and serve the local church. We believe that it is through corporate worship, fellowship, and ‘doing life’ together that our faith challenges each other to grow. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the body of believers at Edmond First during this season and we look forward to the ‘life’ memories we will make during our time here.
Oklahoma Baptist University Our family relocated in December of 2009 to Shawnee through prayerful consideration of a humbling opportunity to train and teach future servants of Christ. My teaching responsibilities at OBU allow me to pour into students with various callings and ambitions and to help equip them to fulfill God’s plan for their lives. We could have never imagined serving the Lord in this capacity when I surrendered to ministry over twelve years ago. It has truly been a blessing to be a part of ALL that God is doing on Bison Hill as He transforms and shapes the hearts and lives of our students.
While my primary responsibilities are to OBU, I am willing to serve you in any way I can. I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as your interim preacher, and I will make myself available whenever possible.
From the Pulpit Much of my personal calling in ministry is related to my passion for the Word of God and for preaching. I’m grateful for the legacy of First Edmond as a church built on the faithful and fervent proclamation of God’s truth. I am humbled to be associated with such an established heritage. My prayer is that we will maintain this high commitment to the transforming power of Scripture during our corporate worship with clear and relevant biblical exposition as we explore the depths of God’s Word together.
Only the Lord knows what great things are in store for His people at Edmond First. God has assembled such a tremendous staff to lead and serve you and it is an honor for me to work with them as we watch His plan unfold! Thank you for your faithfulness as we celebrate His.
In His grace,
R. Scott Pace, Ph.D.
Wed, September 28, 2011