After serving at my current church for almost a full decade, my wife and I have agreed to accept a position with the American Church in Paris…..France.
The American Church in Paris is the first American church established outside the United States. It started in 1814, and the present site – located on 65 Quai d’Orsay 75007, Paris, France – dates to 1930.
It started in 1814, when it was officially chartered and the first sanctuary was built in 1857. At this stage, the American Church was an interdenominational fellowship, for all those adhering to the historic Christian tradition as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed. It served both the expatriate American community, and a wide variety of English-speaking people from different countries and denominational backgrounds.
I will be sharing more about the present context, mission, vision, values of the church and what my role will be there.
There are many factors that went into our decision (and also went into our situation of moving on), and I intend to share our journey over the next few weeks. What has been a very difficult and confusing time for us over the past few months has turned into a wonderful opportunity. While extremely sad and heartbroken to have to be leaving a church family and student ministry that has become my home since 2002, I am excited to embark on this new journey and partner with an incredible church.