Author: Pastor Mark Tolan
Hey ALIVE Family! It's great to be back. My name is Mark Tolan, and I'm the new Campus Pastor for our Pelzer Campus. I am thrilled to be a part of ALIVE and can't wait to see what God is going to do here in Pelzer through ALIVE. It is truly amazing to see how God works. My wife Erin and I were privileged to be a part of ALIVE at its beginning. Erin was a Freshman at Southern Wesleyan University and new to the area, and I was a High School Senior who had grown up at Central First Wesleyan when the ALIVE service started. Now, God has brought us full circle, and here we are again!
I wanted you to know that not only are Erin and I thrilled to be part of the ALIVE family, but the rest of your church family here at the Pelzer Campus is also thrilled! Our family was able to come down and visit in July for Pelzer's first Sunday as part of ALIVE. You could feel the excitement in the room as people began to gather for worship. God did not disappoint! The Spirit showed up unmistakably throughout the worship service. Even the nursery workers told me that they could feel that something special was happening in service. I walked away from that experience with a deep sense that God had just put his stamp of approval on this new adventure.