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The Value of Staying in One Place to Minister

Pastor Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in California, recently shared this post on Facebook. I thought there were so many great thoughts here that I wanted to keep a copy for myself, while making it available for others who may not have otherwise seen it.

Warren’s article also made me appreciate some of the men that I’ve been privileged to know, who have been faithful to their ministry and calling for so many years.

The Value of Staying in One Place to Minister

Tonight, at the great West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, I have the privilege of honoring one of America’s great pastors — a wonderful co-worker in ministry, a powerful force for good in the city of Los Angeles, and a dear friend of mine. Bishop Charles Blake has pastored West Angeles Church in the heart of L.A. for forty-six years! That’s what you call “putting down roots” in a congregation and city. There aren’t many pastors who’ve cared for one congregation for that long. (One of my six mentors served his church in Dallas for fifty years.)

Bishop Charles Blake
Bishop Charles Blake