Pastoral Notes for Sunday, February 4, 2018

As you’re gathering this morning for worship, I’m doing the same—a few states away in Louisiana. This weekend I’ve had the privilege of ministering to one of our supported church plants, “Parish Church” in Lafayette, LA. Two and a half years ago, Josh and Emily Kines and their five (now six!) kids moved to Cajun country in order to plant the first PCA church in the growing city of Lafayette.

Josh asked if I’d come down to train his leadership team and speak to his congregation as they strive to reach the people of Lafayette and establish the work of Parish Church. As much as I’ll miss being with the Cornerstone family, it’s a treat to partner with Josh and Parish Church as together we labor to see the gospel spread as far as the curse is found.

If you’re interested in knowing more about Parish Church and the ministry of Josh Kines, I’d invite you to visit their website at Take a look at their vision, read about their team, and listen to some sermons. Then, commit to pray for the work of the gospel in Lafayette through Parish Church.

Talking about Parish Church prompts me to encourage you to get to know our supported church plants, campus ministries, missionaries, and educational and mercy ministry partnerships. Take a moment now to peruse the list below. Then, later today, go on our website and click on “Missions” tab to see pictures of everyone and learn more information about our supported missions.


Church Planting Support

·       Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mike Fennema (Spring Hill, TN)

·       Crossroads of the Nations, Rev. Tim Tan (Brentwood, TN)

·       Grace Clovis Presbyterian Church, Rev. Brad Mills (Fresno, CA)

·       Parish Church, Rev. Josh Kines (Lafayette, LA)

·       Christ Community Church, Rev. Hunter Bailey (Fayetteville, AR)

·       Redeemer Church, Rev. Paul Boyd (Murfreesboro, TN)


Campus Ministry Support

·       Vanderbilt RUF, Rev. Richie Sessions (Nashville, TN)

·       Belmont University RUF, Rev. Kevin Twit (Nashville, TN)

·       Tennessee Tech RUF, Rev. Gavin Breeden (Cookeville, TN)

·       Western Kentucky RUF, Rev. Ross Lockwood (Bowling Green, KY)

·       University of Tennessee RUFi, Rev. Lee Leadbetter

·       Middle Tennessee State University RUF, Mr. Matthew Alexander (Murfreesboro, TN)


Long Term Mission Support (Regional & Foreign)

·       Pilgrim Road Ministries, Dan & Julie Meyers (Pensacola, FL)

·       Servant Group International, Dave & Robin Dillard (Nashville, TN)

·       Servant Group International, Colleen McGarry (Nashville, TN)

·       Preemptive Love Coalition, Molly Goen (Iraq)

·       Nation to Nation, Bill Iverson (India & Sri Lanka)


Educational and Mercy Ministry Supports

·       New College Franklin (Franklin, TN)

·       Harvest Prison Ministry, Rick Allen & Richard Jennings (Nashville, TN)

·       Graceworks (Franklin, TN)

·       Franklin Community House (Franklin, TN)

·       NHC Nursing Home (Franklin, TN)