We want to welcome you to this very special service today in which we will take some time to recognize and appreciate our Pastor(s). All of us are so grateful to the Lord for blessing us with solid and steady leadership! We believe it is quite Biblical to recognize our leadership in this manner.
The Bible tell us in 1 Timothy 5:17 – Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
While we know our ultimate reward is in Heaven one day, it's quite clear that honor is something that can (and should) be given while we are here on this earth.