Celebrating 81 Years Of Ministry
To God Be The Glory
Our Mission Statement: "We exist to glorify God
by bringing people to Christ and helping one another
become more like Christ".
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Our Music Minister, Leland Parks, leads us in uplifting praise and worship each Sunday at 10:45 AM.
Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM - The Food Pantry
and Clothes Closet are open to all who are in need. The next
opportunity is April 20th.
Our new Pastor, Justin Ratliff, has begun his ministry.
Please join us for this new chapter in our life.
Current sermon series "Life Stories"
Well church family we are into 2019. The Lord has allowed us to start another new year! For a lot of people, the new year always brings aspirations of doing new things. Some people buy new cars or cars new to them. Some will start new lifestyles like eating better or being more active. There will be some who even move to new places. My family and I would fall into that category. As most of you know we are from the central part of Arkansas. Until September of 2018 Shawna and I had never stepped foot in the state of Kentucky. The question from most people is why? The short and simple answer to be the pastor at Larchmont Church of God! The reason behind that short and simple answer is a lot deeper though. Truth is, there are churches with no pastor in Arkansas and other states. In fact, there are around 50 in Kentucky. People I worked with at my previous job and just other people I know that live where we are from would ask the same five questions. Your moving to Kentucky? My answer would be yes, I’m going to pastor a church in Louisville. Do you have family there? My answer would be no. Do you know people there? Once again, my answer would be no. So why are you going to do that then? My answer would be Shawna and I strongly feel God is calling us there for me to do that! Still looking baffled they would end with so you’re just going to go? My response would always be absolutely wouldn’t you go if you knew God wanted you to? I share this to say God has a plan for each one of us. Within that plan there are also different seasons. When the time comes those seasons will change with that change starts the next phase of the plan. It makes me think of my favorite passage in Isaiah. “Isaiah 43:18-21 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor Me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim My praise”. Here in Isaiah 43 Israel had been exiled in Babylon. It wasn’t a great time period for Israel. God is letting them know, He is reminding them that He chose them for a reason that they are His people. Deliverance is coming. For those that have been able to come to Wednesday night Bible study know that Israel is a part of Gods’ master plan to redeem all His creation because through them came the Messiah Jesus Christ! He tells them do not dwell on the hardship of being in exile forget those former things because a new season is coming. The new phase in His plan is about to start. Do you not see it? Do you not sense it? I truly believe God has a plan for Larchmont. I know the last two years have been difficult at times without a pastor. There might have been times when it seemed logical to shut the doors of Larchmont Church of God. I truly believe in my heart that God has brought my family and me here! I don’t believe God would have brought me or anybody to pastor here if He was done with using Larchmont for His glory, for His kingdom purpose! I pray as a church body we are excited about what God has planned for us! I pray that we continue to seek Him with our whole hearts as we enter this new season! Do not dwell on the hardships that has gone on the last couple of years, forget about those things! Let us move forward together for Gods’ glory and proclaim His praise!!!