Erton Kohler, secretary of the General Conference, served as the day’s guest speaker.
David Berthiaume brings over 40 years of denominational service to the W.Va. congregation.
Members of the Inwood Church in West Virginia welcomed a new pastor last Sabbath.
David Berthiaume was installed as the volunteer pastor of the Inwood Church during the congregation’s worship service on June 25. Berthiaume fills the position previously held by Alan Cyr, who passed away in December.
Chesapeake Conference ministerial director Eli Rojas was present for the installation and believes that Berthiaume will serve his new congregation effectively.
“Pastor Berthiaume has two great characteristics: he’s a loving pastor, and he’s a soul winner,” Rojas says. “When his name came up, I felt he would be a great match for this group.”
Berthiaume brings over 40 years of denominational service in both pastoral ministry and teaching to the congregation. Berthiaume says his family enjoyed worshiping with their new congregation on Sabbath and that one of the highlights was for he and Rojas to play their accordions together.
“It was an absolute delight and joy to meet the folk at the little mountain church near Inwood,” says Berthiaume. “The Spirt of God seemed very close as we worshipped and prayed together. We were so warmly welcomed! Praise to the Lord of our salvation!”