Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

CODE #

My Favorite Things
Home
NewsroomALL
Events | Notices | Blogs
Newest Audio | Video | Clips
Broadcasters
Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Category
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Language
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -59 sec
Top Sermons
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Broadcaster Dashboard
Members Only

Byron Chesney | Corryton, Tennessee
Contact Info | Edit
•  Email  |  Web
www.pbcknox.com
•  Facebook
PHONE
865-229-6140
ADDRESS
Corryton, Tennessee
MAILING
Porchlight Baptist Church
P.O. Box 112
Corryton, TN 37721
Podcast + Codes
•  Apple iTunes | Video
SERMONS EMBED | Info
Mobile Apps | Info
•  ROKU TV
•  Apple TV
•  Chromecast
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: bchesney | Set
MyChurch Code#: 02817
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

Resigning as Pastor
MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019
Posted by: Porchlight Baptist Church | more..
680+ views | 350+ clicks
This past Sunday morning, August 11, 2019, I officially resigned as Pastor of Highland Baptist Church, to be effective on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Over the past 8-years I have totally devoted my life to pastoring the Church. I’ve experienced all the joys, and heartaches that come with working in the Lord’s ministry. I’ve seen many people join the church, but many people also leave. I’ve seen a few saved and I’ve preached many funerals. I honestly thought that I would pastor Highland for the rest of my life – I truly did. But, it was not God’s plan.

Over the past year I have been fighting with the overwhelming burden that the Lord was through with me at Highland, but I just couldn’t accept it and kept prolonging the inevitable. I’m not going to lie, I fought against it and several times I even seriously considered staying despite knowing the Lord wanted me to leave. I guess I’m just not as Spiritual as some folks are because my flesh sure was pulling at me.

Finally, the Lord made it very clear to me that it was time to go. So, I shared this with my wife and then my immediate family and we began planning our departure. I had typed out my resignation several months before resigning and would edit and update it over the months. I incorporated it into the end of my Sunday morning message that I titled, “There Is A Season,” and could barely get the words out. As I was reading it to the church that has loved me for the past 12-years (4 as their song leader, 8 as their pastor), all I could think was that I was abandoning them. Leaving the flock that God entrusted me with is heart wrenching but needful.

At the end of the service I stood at the door crying, shaking hands and hugging necks. Nearly every single person conveyed their love for me and their sadness of me leaving. Finally, everyone was gone, and it was only my family and I left alone to lock up the church doors.

That afternoon I still had deep emotions and doubts of my decision. Having to work out a 2-week notice was going to be difficult but I wanted to ensure that I went strictly by the book and church by-laws so there would never be any question of wrongdoing. I wanted to be able to leave free and clear with no baggage, no debt, no scandals, nothing to hinder me in the future from walking back into that Church with my head held high, or even the possibility of being called as their pastor again.

I am both nervous and excited about what God has in store for me for the future. I am going to take a few weeks off to get our house in order. You would be amazed at how much a house goes down after not being lived in for 8-years!

Some people are worried that I am going to stop preaching or working in the ministry. They need not worry. I could never leave my first love. I already have churches asking me to come and preach. I’m sure the Lord could have a place for me to preach every Sunday if I follow His perfect will, or even another church to pastor, I am seeking his guidance for my life and ministry.

I do desire your prayers for my family and I, but also for Highland Baptist Church, that they will seek the Lord’s face for their next pastor. I pray that the Lord sends in a man who will be able to see the Church grow, not only in numbers, but in their walk with Christ.

Category:  Pastoring

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top



Bill Parker
From Jacob to Israel

Christ in the Old Testament
Sunday School
Eager Avenue Grace Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS

Why Jesus Died
Dr. Stephen Kim

Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 06

Dr. James M. Phillips
#10 The Promissory Note

Bible Readings by Dr. Jim
Discover The Word With Dr...
Video!Play! | MP4

Martin T. Geehan
Weep for Your Children

Topical
Martin T. Geehan
Play! | MP3

Isaiah J. Pyritz
The Gospel According to I Pt 2

Total Sovereign Grace
Sunday Service
Video!Play! | MP4

Kevin Swanson
Strange Case Francis Collins

Christian or Wayward Prophet?
Generations Radio
Play! | MP3

Event: Dec 10-12, 2021
NonConformist Conference

A Line in the Sand
Conference
Providence Baptist Church NYC

Event: Dec 10-12, 2021
NonConformist Conference

A Line in the Sand
Conference
Providence Baptist Church NYC

Sermon: Who is this King of Glory?..
Shawn Reynolds

SPONSOR




SA UPDATES NEWSLETTER Sign up for a weekly dose of personal thoughts along with interesting content updates. Sign Up
FOLLOW US


Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
ChurchOne App
Watch
Android
ChurchOne App
Fire Tablet
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
TECH TALKS

NEWS
Weekly Newsletter
Unsubscribe
Staff Picks | RSS
SA Newsroom
SERVICES
Dashboard | Info
Cross Publish
Audio | Video | Stats
Sermon Player | Video
Church Finder | Info
Mobile & Apps
Webcast | Multicast
Solo Sites
Internationalization
Podcasting
Listen Line
Events | Notices
Transcription
Billboards | Biz Cards
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BLB
JSON API

BATCH
Upload via RSS
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox

SUPPORT
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us
Stories
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Earn SA COINS!
Privacy Policy

TECH TALK
Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 06
Copyright © 2021 SermonAudio.