Pastor Simpson had longed for the day for four years. He was finally graduating from Seminary and excited to enter the ministry for which he had dreamed for years. As a teenager, active in his local Church, he had always admired his Pastor and the seemingly positive effect his Pastor’s influence exuded in the lives of his parishioners.
It had been 12 months since Pastor Simpson accepted the role of Senior Pastor for the little country Church. Looking in from the outside it seemed this was a storybook connection—he loved and cherished his members and they reciprocated it back to him. But, then the bottom fell out.