By: Walter Overman
My name is Walter Overman and I currently serve as senior pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Kernersville, North Carolina. I will celebrate my one-year anniversary at Main Street in June. During the past year, we have seen God move in our congregation. We’ve celebrated numerous baptisms, welcomed 20 new members, set the foundation for a renewed emphasis on missions and outreach and transitioned our worship service into a blended format. Leading an established and traditional church through change is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but God went before us and helped make our transition as smooth as possible.
We praise God for all that he is doing here. At the same time, we have many prayer requests. Please join us in prayer in the following areas: Pray for gospel-growth among our members, that God would bless our renewed efforts in the areas of missions and outreach, that we would connect with younger people and families and that our church would seek to exalt Jesus Christ in all that we do.
If you’re a future student of Southeastern, allow me to encourage you to simply trust God in all things. Before I returned to school, I debated whether I could afford to attend seminary and if it was necessary. I have since discovered two important truths. First, if God is calling you to ministry, he will provide all your needs. I learned this first-hand during seminary, as there were times when God stretched my faith with finances, but God always provided in the end. Secondly, Southeastern will prepare you to meet the rigors of ministry. You may not be able to see the value of your education immediately, but once you finish your education and enter the local church, you will soon realize the immense worth of a Southeastern education.