Coming into a new job can often involve a learning curve, adapting to a new place and different personalities, but as Coleta Weathersbee describes it, her new pastor, the Rev. Chris Bower has had it harder than most.

“In his short time here, Pastor Bower has experienced the effects of three hurricanes and a 14-day quarantine,” she told Our Faith. “In spite of these obstacles, he has brought new life to the church through his teaching, praise music and new ideas.

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