A Personal Update

This morning I let Parkcrest know that Allison and I have decided that I will be stepping down from my role at Parkcrest and August 4th will be my last day as Lead Pastor at the church.

Over the years, it has become increasingly apparent to both Allison and I that I’m unable to maintain a healthy soul while serving in the role of Lead Pastor at Parkcrest. So, we had to come to a realization that not only is it not healthy for me to be in this position for the long term, it’s not healthy for the church either.

There’s no moral failing or secret story. This is the simple story.

I share a bit more in this video about what’s next for me as well as some of the next steps for the church. I’d appreciate you taking a few minutes to watch it.

It’s been a privilege and honor to serve at Parkcrest for 19 years, and 11 of those years as the Lead Pastor.

I have a lot of hope and excitement for the next season of Parkcrest and I hope that you’ll join with me in praying for this next season. If you’re a part of Parkcrest, I look forward to seeing you over the next several weeks as I wrap up my time as Lead Pastor and as we anticipate great things ahead together.

For future connection, the best way to get ahold of me will be at this email address – mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

Grace and Peace to you friends

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  1. Richard and I will forever remember and cherish you and your family. Looking back we can remember how your start of your ministry was one of ours, don’t know if you remember but Richard and I were the first Hispanic couple to become elders for Parkcrest and I was presented as Obstetrician instead of Optician it was a classic moment. Thank you for being with us during this ministry life for us. May the Lord bring many blessings and joyful time with your family. Our hearts are filled with joy and sadness yet we will rejoice with you!!

  2. Mike,
    So many questions and so many wows?

    Did you like the book (fund)?

    Pamela Rain Barron

  3. We will miss you dearly. We are very excited for your new season…you are a very smart person and show passion and dedication in everything you do. I can’t wait to see what God has in storage for your future. We will be for ever grateful to God for putting you in our path.
    Tony and Sofia Clark

  4. You will be greatly missed! May God’s blessings always be upon you and your family! Best wishes for a spirit filled future for all affected by this change. God bless!
    Debbie Robbins -Liggett

  5. Mike…. I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful messages you gave for the past 11 years . You made me want to come to church. You have always been so unrehearsed, honest and real with your words. Not to mention your sense of humor. You opened our eyes and hearts to the reality of what it truly looks like to be the hands and feet of God.To look at how we are all alike, rather than our differences. I will keep you and your beautiful family in my prayers for God’s guidance and blessings always.

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