Pastor Jim Mathis served as the Senior Pastor here at the E-Free Church in Gaylord, Michigan for 24 years. God used Pastor Jim in an amazing way over those years. He wasn't just a very loved pastor of this wonderful congregation, he has also been a beloved pastor to the entire community of Gaylord. I have never seen one pastor have such an impact on an entire community. It has been an absolute privilege to follow Pastor Jim as pastor of this great church.
After a well-deserved sabbatical, Pastor Jim returns on staff part-time here at E-Free starting today. I am very excited to have Jim back with us and to be able to partner with him and learn and benefit from his many years of ministry experience and wisdom. In the next week, we will be meeting to fine tune the exact role that Pastor Jim will play in his new position. I look forward to having Pastor Jim as a mentor in the years ahead of us.
Welcome back, Pastor Jim!