Pastoral Commitment In Midst of Pandemic
Pastor Thomas Dowler’s vision for 2021 is that he will continue to carry the banner of the Lord – that all will see who he serves, and be touched as a result. While resident of Columbia, MO., Pastor Dowler leads the Gospel Ridge Church (top left) of St. Robert, MO.
Pastor Dowler states, for the past 24 years, ‘I have driven to this little church from 95 miles away’. He goes on to describe that he has always felt the need to. In speaking of the last 24 years, he says, ‘it has been one of the highlights of my life’, and while the numbers maybe deceptive, because many have come and gone, many ‘have had the chance to hear of this wonderful Jesus we love and serve’. Concerning the ministry throughout 2020, pastor Dowler shares, ‘the pandemic had hampered our gatherings for a time, but we resumed a normal schedule at the church. I believe we have come to appreciate how precious our time together is. I found myself doing a couple of virtual programs with little positive feedback. We really rather prefer the live congregation! Gospel Ridge Church is situated along the major highway of interstate 44 and at one of the gates of the army base of Fort Leonard Wood. We have been privileged to have had some of the soldiers visit over the years. My heart goes out to the fine young people who wear the uniform of this country! We will never really know the effectiveness of the ministry to we stand in the presence of the King’.
Full Gospel Assemblies joins Pastor Thomas Dowler and the Gospel Ridge Church in celebrating the 24 years of ministry unto the Lord Jesus Christ.