Essential: Unwavering Faith

Pastor Terry Tatum To say the last couple of weeks have been challenging would be an understatement. At times it’s been down-right hard and discouraging. Earlier this month we had our staff and their families tested for COVID-19 and three tested positive. Since then all three have tested negative and have shown no symptoms of the virus. But then earlier this week we found out that Pastor Craig and his household had been exposed to the virus and were experiencing mild symptoms. It was later confirmed that they did indeed have Covid-19 and are currently recovering in isolation according to …

Essential: God’s Freedom

Pastor Terry Tatum Over the last few weeks our lead pastor Craig Carter has been taking us through a sermon series to discover what is essential in life. This subject is personal for me because, like many of you, my world was flipped upside down on October 10, 2018 when Hurricane Michael hit Bay County. In my personal life and in my professional life God literally blew away a lot that I had believed was essential that day. Though the initial months were hard, I’ve come to believe that God blessed us through the hurricane. In many ways our lives …

Leave a Great Legacy

Pastor Terry Tatum I have had a pretty normal life. I’ve worked hard. I’ve played hard. I’ve had great friends. I know what it means to love and to be loved. Thinking about all of that, it has occurred to me that one day this will all be over with. One day I’m going to breathe my last breath … then what? At a recent funeral I used a line that I use a lot at funerals. I told those gathered that no matter what the deceased had, no matter how wealthy they were, someone else owned their stuff now. …

Pursue Great People

Pastor Terry Tatum The past few weeks we have been in a sermon series entitled Becoming Great. That word “great” has always been intimidating to me. In fact, I’ve struggled with it for a long time. Great = above the normal average. How can I become great? What does that exactly look like? Have I not been doing things right my entire life? It can get scary. But today I want to tell you one way you can begin to become great, Pursue Great People. Proverbs 13:20 says: He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of …