Last Sunday, my friend Prentice Meador announced that after 19 years, he will be leaving his post as Senior Minister of the Prestoncrest Church of Christ to enter a new ministry teaching preaching at Lipscomb University.

Prentice is all that a minister can be. He is a scholar, communicator, and pastor. He is distinguished but personal, experienced but still creative. Lipscomb will be blessed immeasurably by his new ministry there.

Those of us who are young ministers couldn’t have a better role model. To Prentice…blessings. To Prestoncrest…blessings. To Lipscomb…shame on you…

just kidding…blessings as well.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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