Up until the end of 2013, I served the Lord while being paid a comfortable salary with benefits. Then I served the Lord in two part-time ministries with good pay for the situations. I didn’t have benefits anymore, but I was thankful that these churches still thought I could be used by God as a guy who was going through a divorce.
In 2017, I stepped out with no financial support and totally broke all the rules of church planting. God gave us 20 our first Sunday. We continue to average between 20-30. With a congregation full of youth and children, giving is slim. I committed to God to obey His call to plant this church, and I have not received a paycheck since the beginning and will not until we are rock solid. I have made that commitment to serve God with no pay, and I’m convinced that there are people who are crazy and dedicated enough to want to help a new church go to the next level with the promise of a dime. I’m not saying that none of us will go pay free forever, especially if you stick around long enough.
If you volunteer several months of your life to help Overcomers Church impact Oconee County and beyond, I CAN promise you this:
- You will have a pastor who understands what it’s like to be micromanaged, and I won’t do it.
- You will be a part of a team, not someone who is brought in to serve in your designated and deserted island whether it be youth, kids, worship, etc. You are just as valuable as the next person.
- You will be surrounded by family. Overcomers is a unified family who will love you.
- You will be a part of an authentic atmosphere that does not strive to be like any other church.