Today I visited Midvale Baptist Church, the first Southern Baptist church in the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. The congregation of Midvale said goodbye today to Paul Harwood, pastor, and his wife Jerry. Paul and Jerry will be moving to Nevada next week as Paul becomes the Director of Missions for the Northeast Baptist Association in Nevada.
Paul served as the pastor at Midvale for eight years and he brought stability to the congregation. After the service today, the congregation had a potluck dinner which included a tribute to Paul and Jerry.
Please be in prayer for the Harwoods as they move to Nevada and for Midvale Baptist as they search for a new pastor in the weeks and months to come.