Inspired Pastors


Welcome to Inspired Pastors of the Kiski Valley

inspired-pastorsYou Are My Pastor
You are my pastor. You are not perfect. But your imperfections are often magnified in the light of your leadership role.
You are my pastor who takes calls in the middle of the night.
Every week, you must listen to God and study His Word. You work hours to prepare that message. You love the people so much that you want them to hear God’s Word for their lives.
I don’t know how you do it. The demands on your life are endless. Everyone wants you at that function. Everyone wants you in that meeting. Everyone expects you to make that visit. You wonder what it would be like just to work 40 hours a week.
Why do you do it? There are so many jobs where the hours are better, the critics are fewer, and the pay is higher. When you are confronted with that question, you simply smile. You do what you do because you know God has called you to do it. And you know you couldn’t do what you do unless He called you.
You have one of the toughest jobs in the world. Let me say it better. You have an impossible job unless God is in it. You therefore depend upon His strength and rest in His call every day.
Too often I take you for granted. Too often I tell you what’s wrong instead of telling you how much I love you. Too often I forget that you are a human with feelings that hurt and eyes that cry. Too often I ask you to meet my needs instead of looking to meet yours.
I salute you. I thank you. And I pray for you.
May these few words be a reminder to you that we in the church do love you. We do not say it enough, but we love you.
Thank you for being my pastor.

Excerpts from, You Are My Pastor, by Dr. Thom S. Rainer. Read the full article, You Are My Pastor, by Dr. Thom S. Rainer

Inspired Pastors Video Pages

Pastor Forrest States of Apollo Free Methodist Church
Pastor Lea Austin of Apollo United Presbyterian
Pastor Joshua Strunk of Community Church of Pine Run
Pastor Scott Fairman of First Baptist Church of Apollo
Pastor Kevin L. Mackey of Hebron Evangelical Lutheran
Pastor Todd Pugh of Kiski Valley Assembly of God
Pastor Allan Edwards of Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church
Pastor June P. Jefferies of New Life Baptist Church
Pastor Todd Ruggles of Pleasant View Brethren Church
Pastor Terry Jones of Solid Rock Church of God
Father James Loew, O.S.B. of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church

Pastor Frank Neal Galley of Vandergrift Presbyterian Church