In this season of change, we need the Lord who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). God gave Jesus all power in heaven and on earth and Jesus extends His mercy and grace to all that God spoke into existence. Jesus said with Him all things are possible and saints in the service of the Lord need to do their job which is “to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness” (Titus 1:1, NIV)? God commissions us to love one another and teach all He commands. We believe the Lord commands people to live holy, for He said, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). We remind you, “all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the Ministry of Reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18, NKJV). As Ambassadors of Christ, we must execute our mission and do our part “to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10, ESV). To everyone who calls on the Lord, we call on you to teach and practice decency and order.
Chaplain Curtis and Minister Nettie Pennington are ordained ministers, serving as Associate Pastor and Associate Minister, respectively, at Springfield MB Church. Both are active Sunday School and Bible Study Teachers.
Chaplain Curtis’ work as a Chaplain in the Jail Ministry and law enforcement spans 25 years. He is President of the Hospitality Ministry and Bible Study Ministry and serves in various other ministries in the church, including the Missionary Ministry. He is a twenty-three-year Army veteran.
Minister Nettie is a biblical scholar with an Associate Degree in Christian Studies. She writes a column for Tate Record, focusing on weaving biblical guidance into everyday life. She has a BA in Management Studies. She is the Program Director for the church and serves in various other ministries, including Mother Board, Hospitality, and Missionary. Her military and public service career span 30 years.