Last Sabbath I was pleased to introduce
you to Pastor Eric Chavez and
his wife, Shanna. As I indicated during
that introduction, Pastor Chavez
has agreed to share a sermon
message with the Lubbock Church
family on the final two Sabbaths of
June as Kathie and I are attending
the NAD Ministerial Convention in
Lexington, KY. It is a pleasure to welcome them to
the Lubbock Church.

Both Pastor Eric and Shanna were born in Amarillo
and they still have roots
there. It is interesting to
note that both of their
Moms still live there and
have homes about a half
mile apart. A few months
ago, Eric and Shanna
moved back to be nearer
to them having been away
from Amarillo for some 13

In previous ministry assignments Eric and Shanna
lived in the mountains of northeastern Washington
where they served a district of churches for
several years. And for six years Pastor Eric was
the youth, young adult, club ministries, and
summer camp Director in the Wisconsin Conference.
The Chavez’s were blessed to work together
in these responsibilities.

I am very pleased to share with you that, on
Tuesday, June 14, the Texico Conference Executive
Committee approved a call for Pastor Eric
Chavez to serve as the full-time Youth, Young
Adult and Club Ministries Director for our conference,
effective on July 1. We believe that ministry
leadership to these very important segments of
our membership, is indeed a very great need. He
will bring his experience and passion for ministry
to inspire, encourage and mentor our younger

We are excited by this new vision in support of
ministry and mission in Texico and we look forward
to them becoming acquainted with all of our
members across the Texico Conference. Even
though it will be a couple of weeks before he will
assume his duties as a departmental director for
the Texico Conference, we are grateful for the
blessing that Pastor Eric will share with all of us in
the Lubbock Church.

Please join with me as we give Pastor Eric
and Shanna a warm Lubbock Church welcome
and may we all commit to praying for them as they
make this transition for service and ministry.

Warmly, Pastor Phil