On Sunday, April 14, Rev. Scott Warren was installed as the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Holly. In addition to being celebrated by the members of First Baptist, Rev. Warren was formally welcomed by members of Mt. Holly's ministerium and the Greater Delaware Valley Association. Dr. Lee B Spitzer, a member of First Baptist and Senior Regional Pastor for ABCNJ, preached a sermon encouraging Rev. Warren and the other members of First Baptist to journey together after Jesus.
Perhaps the most touching moment of the service came as Rev. Warren responded to his installation charge. While recalling all the events which led he and his family to his calling, Rev. Warren paused as a sense of joy over-came him. When he uttered a brief, "Sorry," someone in the congregation called back, "That's OK, we love you!"
What a wonderful way to begin a pastoral relationship!