De Soto Calvary Baptist Church, De Soto, Iowa, held a Fall Fest to welcome the church’s new pastor, Ron Phillips, and introduce him to the community.
“It was wonderful to meet some new people in the community, see some familiar faces we haven’t seen in awhile, and welcome our new pastor!” the church says.
The free event included outdoor games, a bounce house for children, kids’ crafts, and baby goats.
“Shockingly, in all of Pastor Ron’s life of ministry he’s never pastored a church with goats before,” the church says. “Now he can check that off his bucket list!”
Ron has served in full-time ministry since 1985. He has been a missionary pastor in Texas, fields director and vice president of Baptist Missions of North America, executive director of three Christian schools, and the pastor of four churches.
The church says, “We’re thrilled that Pastor Ron has accepted the call to our church and know God has great things in store for De Soto Calvary Baptist under his leadership.”