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  1. The New Kid in Town


    March 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    GREENLAND – At 25 years old, Pastor Jeff Jones may seem to some like just a boy, but he’s a man of God. In fact, as the Free Will Baptist Church’s newest pastor, he’s the man of God. Jones began serving as the church’s pastor on Dec. 1, replacing the long-serving Pastor Lester Shadrick, who retired. So what’s it like being the pastor, especially one so young? “This is arguable, but I really feel my generation has a whole lot more stuff they have to struggle with than the previous generation,” Jones said. “And that might not be true, but in some respects there’s a lot more temptation to fall into ruin in your life. … like a lot of people are crying out for help in a lot of ways.” Jones said guiding a congregation with many members much older than himself certainly has its challenges, but they’re nothing that can’t be over come through faith. “I think there’s always going to be some sort of generational gap. I think a lot of time, the challenge is — for me — what am I going to preach on that these people haven’t already heard? And that’s the inevitable temptation,” …