A Special Letter to the Congregation

May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

As you are aware, a few months ago our Senior Pastor, Frank Fowler’s health took an unexpected turn. As he sought answers and a diagnosis, his symptoms continued to advance very quickly. Ultimately, Pastor Frank was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease (CJD), a rapidly, progressing neurodegenerative brain disease.

In the midst of all of this we, the church, have prayed without ceasing for Frank and his family for God’s grace, strength, and healing in their lives.

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that our beloved Senior Pastor, Frank Fowler, was called home to eternal rest with the Lord this afternoon. He was surrounded by his wife and daughters as he peacefully transitioned home.

We continue to pray for his wife, Karen, his three daughters, Faith, Angela, and Christina, and his family for God’s strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time.

This is an extremely hard and painful loss for us all. Yet we hold onto our faith knowing that death is not the end. Life continues beyond death into eternity with God. This is our hope as Christians. This is our belief due to the resurrection of Jesus that we celebrated not that long ago. In the midst of our grief and sadness, there is always hope because death is not the end.

I will share further details as they become available. The sanctuary will be open for prayer this evening from 7:00-9:00p, and the pastoral staff will be available for those who would like to speak with a pastor. The pastoral staff is always available for you if you need to speak with someone. Just call the office and ask to speak to a pastor.

I encourage you to remember these things from Pastor Frank. FROG to Fully Rely On God because when you do “all will be well.” And all will be well my friends because Jesus is with us always.

Let us honor Pastor Frank by continuing his legacy by serving others and God through the ministries of his beloved Trinity Church. Trust that God will provide us with strength today and in all the days to come.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Deb

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” - Rev. 21;4-5a