Dear City Church family,
I am delighted to share with you the great news that Rusty Graves will be joining our staff team as the Lead Pastor for City Church. Rusty and his wife, Laura, have put together a brief video introduction that accompanies this email.
Rusty has broad leadership experience having been in active ministry for the past 14 years. Most recently, Rusty has served as the campus planter and pastor Seacoast’s Johns Island campus. I appreciate quite a bit that Rusty has served in this position for eight years and has seen them grow from conception to maturity. Rusty and Laura’s first Sunday will be the First Sunday of Advent, 29 November 2020. I expect that I will also be present to welcome them into the St. Andrew’s family.
I am especially thankful to have had the Leadership Council’s participation in this search process. Feel free to speak with any of them about their interaction with Rusty. The conversation we had with him was powerful.
Friends, I am very excited about the next season of City Church’s life. Todd and Terrell have each made unique contributions to the ongoing life and mission of City Church over the years and Rusty is gifted and well-suited to lead you into the future.