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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Sam Powell

Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, the Beatles had just come to America, and America was reeling from the assassination of John Kennedy. But Anderson was a sleepy little burg in Northern California, not yet touched by the events that would shape America. Apart from the continuous discussions in George’s Barbershop, the British Invasion and the hippies had yet …

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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Jonathan Merica

By God’s good providence, I was blessed to have God-fearing parents who loved the Lord and endeavored to teach our family God’s Word. From infancy my seven brothers and two sisters faithfully attended church with the congregation in Warsaw, Indiana, that was founded by our grandfather, Rev. John Henry Merica. Since there were no station wagons or large vans in …

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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Jay Fluck

It was on the 21st of July, 1948, in a hospital delivery room in Media, Pennsylvania, that the attending physician said to Mrs. John Fluck, “It’s a boy!” There would be four more children to follow in different hospitals later, but I was the first. John Fluck, recently discharged from the Army Corps of Engineers having served in the European …

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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Henry Bowen

Rev. Henry Bowen I was born in San Diego, California, in a non-Christian home. My primary interests growing up were sports and, especially, ice hockey. From the time I was 11 my life was driven by a desire to play in the NHL. The hockey rink was my “church.” I had no thought for the things of God until I …

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Considering the Goodness and Severity of God

Each Summer the Sovereign Grace Church in Gettysburg, PA, hosts a week-long conference. In The speakers always include their elders, their pastor, Rev. Jay Fluck, and guest ministers. In recent years, these have always been RCUS ministers. This year they invited Rev. Ron Potter and myself as guest speakers. The theme for this year’s conference centered on the goodness and …

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