Assistant Pastor Announces Retirement

Art Long joined the Eastmont staff in 1990. He and his wife, Kelly, have served Eastmont faithfully for more than 31 years. A reception will be held on August 29th in the fellowship hall from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm to celebrate their service.

The first eight verses of Ecclesiastes tell us that there is a season and a time for everything. The time has come for me to move on to what God has for me to do next. I may be retiring as your Assistant Pastor, but I cannot retire from serving our God. Kelly and I will soon be moving to Greenville, South Carolina. We are excited about the opportunities that God will have for us there.

We love you and will miss you immensely. Eastmont has been our home for 31 1/2 years. Jacob and Katelyn were born, grew up, and were baptized here. You are and will always be family. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and to serve our Savior with you.

God has truly blessed this church. I am confident that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Bro. Frank and the entire ministerial and support staff will continue to lead you to do great things for our Lord. Ecclesiastes 3:14 says it best, “I know that everything God does will remain forever.” 

These words of Paul to the church at Philippi sum up my promise to you. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every  prayer for you all.”