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By May 16, 2014Church

On May 3 and 4 I was affirmed as the next Senior Pastor at Mountainview. Below is the note I sent to our church.

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Tonya and I are humbled by your confidence in us. We relocated from San Diego to South Denver because we were excited about the vision of Mountainview reaching people who did not have a relationship with Jesus. We believed there was tremendous potential both inside and outside of Mountainview. We are still excited and are still convinced that South Denver needs healthy, growing churches. More so, God has blessed our church with the human resources (that means you!) to make a significant impact on South Denver and the world.

Mountainview is a resilient church that has always looked forward. Beginning with our days in the grade school, we have had a willingness to reach people no one else was reaching. That often meant we had to do things no other church was doing. That heartbeat will not change. As our former Senior Pastor, Jim Phillips, was fond of saying, we have been blessed to be a blessing. He was right. We have been blessed in so many ways — with talents, abilities, resources, and much more. It’s time we reignite our responsibility to be a blessing to others.

I’m proud of our staff. We have assembled a top-notch team that I would stack up against any other. I’m proud of what we’re doing with new churches and campuses in Westwood, Aurora, and Castle Rock. I’m proud that we have a significant presence in foreign places. By the end of this year, we will have two couples from Mountainview who have moved full-time to the mission field (Tony and Freddie Herrera and Joe and Jennifer Brown).

And I’m proud of you. This is your church. You serve, teach, encourage, lead, invite, pray, and give. We are not a building; we are a movement of God in South Denver.

Thank you for the trust you have placed in me. Our best days are always ahead of us!

— Pastor Ken