Pastor Chris Twilley is married to Amy (27 years), and they have four children, Joshua (22), Scarlet (20), Kaylee (12) and Alli (11). Chris is the Pastor/Church planter of Grace Life Church of Senatobia. Grace Life started as a Bible study with 8 people in the Fall of 2016. The group has grown, and they have been blessed to see 10 people profess their faith in Christ, through believers baptism, since the start. In October of 2019, 19 people committed to serve the Lord together as the membership was formed. They started out meeting in the local library and now are meeting in a building that the owner has made available for us to meet in, rent free, for the present. They began meeting in this building in July of 2020.
Update from Pastor Chris Twilley:
Praise the Lord! The Lord is faithful!
The Lord is at work in our church plant. Thank you for faithfully praying. I have been way too busy to write this newsletter until now. It's been a good busy.
1. Worship Services: We have some new people attending our services. This has allowed us the opportunity to meet them, talk to them about the Gospel and get to know people who are interested in Membership. We finished Romans Chapter 11 over the last few weeks. What an amazing portion of Scripture!
We were blessed to have Bro. Steve McAlister and Tommy Singleton visit with us in March. Bro. Steve preached from Ephesians about "Redeeming the time" and we were blessed to have 42 in attendance that day. The next few weeks saw 40, 38 and 45 (Easter Sunday) in attendance.
We have done a lot of work in the new location, it has been a busy 3 months. So thankful for my father in law and many other members and friends who have worked so hard making this new location beautiful and functional. We are so thankful for the faithfulness of members to give to meet our new expenses and also thankful for the kindness and generosity of the landlord of this new location.
2. Family: Amy and I are blessed. Busy with work and family and church. We are looking forward to celebrating 28 years of marriage in a few weeks. God has blessed me with a wonderful spouse and I am so thankful for the ways that she blesses me and our children.
3. Work: I continue to love my job at the college. The Covid restrictions changed up the format drastically but I am so thankful for full classes and great subjects. I just finished grading 39 Term Papers in Old Testament Survey and gearing up to grade 60 in New Testament Survey and Ethics combined. Teaching at the college is so rewarding and gives me so many wonderful opportunities to love and care for students. I love my co workers, students and atmosphere. Continue to pray for the Lord's blessings in this teaching post.
4. Missions and Evangelism: We are blessed to be able to give to Anchored in Truth and lately have been showing video testimonies in our Worship Services right before we take up our offerings. We have heard from missionaries all over the World and are currently praying about Mission Journeys and evangelism opportunities in our city and overseas. Pray for us as seek the Lord's direction on these opportunities.
The Lord is so faithful! I am amazed at all He has done, what He has brought us through and what He is doing! Our God Reigns! He is faithful! He is Sovereign! He is Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and He rose from the Dead, conquering sin, death and Hell.
Your prayers are so very appreciated and necessary for success in these evil days.
In the Grip of His Sovereign Grace,