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Midland Pastor celebrates twenty years of service with church picnic

Midland Priest celebrates 20th service anniversary
Midland Priest celebrates 20th service anniversary(Jesse Casto | KOSA)
Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 11:57 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) -Pastor, Dr. John Gerlach, arrived twenty years ago at Crestview Baptist church eighteen days after 9/11 and has been serving Midlanders ever since.

Members of the community celebrated his service anniversary with a picnic that was filled with plenty of food and games.

For many followers and colleagues, Pastor Gerlach is more than just his title in their eyes.

“Well personally he’s a friend and just being able to honor a friend is super, and the whole church I think feels like John is more than their pastor, but he’s their friend”, says Jimmy Daniel, Associate Pastor at Crestview Baptist Church.

Daniel says that when he asked Gerlach how he wanted to celebrate his anniversary, he wanted to have a picnic and be surrounded by the members of his church.

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