I’ll never forget my first Sunday at Beltway Park. It was August of 2007, and I had just arrived in Abilene to attend school at ACU. I was extremely excited for the adventures that lay ahead of me. However, as I pulled into the missive parking lot something completely unexpected hit me.
All in one moment, it hit me that none of the people I loved and knew so well from my church-family back home would be here. Most people wait till ministry time to cry, but that day I was a complete mess of tears before I could even make it to the front door. Looking at the ground, I stumbled into the Worship Center, trying to hide the obvious fact I’d been crying like a little girl. It was then I heard these words:
I search for You God of strength,
I bow to You in my brokenness,
And no other king could have so humbly come
To save my soul and heal my heart
There in the midst of God’s people worshiping, suddenly, it was if God Himself came face-to-face with me, to reassure me of some glorious truths. Though I felt alone, He was with me. Though I was brokenhearted, He was my strength. And though I was sinful, Jesus humbly came to save my soul. God met with me in an unmistakable and personal way that morning. But it doesn’t stop there.
I believe God desires to meet with every lost, hurting and hopeless person who shows up at Beltway Park. This is one of the reasons I am so excited to be the worship pastor at the North Campus! I look forward to exalting Jesus Christ with you all week in and week out and watching God work the impossible among us.
North Campus Worship Pastor