Pastor Steve Cole
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Steve Cole’s Retirement Party

If you missed Steve’s retirement party, you missed one of the best events in the history of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship!  What a wonderful, special and blessed evening!  Preston Korn did the planning and organization.  We had a delicious meal, catered by Simply Delicious, (well named).  The entire sanctuary was packed with not a seat left.  The tables were perfectly done, with Steve and Marla in mind, with burlap and navy runners and a centerpiece of local greenery and pine cones.  All three of Steve and Marla’s children spoke, Christa, and Daniel, with Joy sending a video from overseas.  The college group acted as servers for the meal.  People on Steve’s sermon list sent notes of appreciation and those ran on the overhead before and during the meal.  Those in attendance brought cards and gift cards.  Preston and his Mailynn created a game called, “How well do you know Pastor Cole?”   It was hilarious!   The speakers were short and sweet, Ron Talbott, an elder on Steve’s original search committee, Stan Johnson our associate pastor who retired last year, worship leader Bo Gonzalez and our new pastor Dave Berry.  Steve spoke for a few minutes as well.  My favorite part of the evening? Watching all those men cry! 

Julie McDonald

Comments (2)

  1. Wow, I will really miss Steve, I used to think that the western world had abandoned the faith they brought to Africa, not until I heard Steve’s messages. God bless you for your steadfastness. I wish you many more beautiful years ahead.

  2. Just wanted to leave a message saying that I really appreciated Pastor Steve’s messages. I found him on, and I really like how he goes through whole books of the Bible. His sermons really helped me as I study God’s Word. I’m a little sad that he retired (since I would like to hear more of his sermons), but I’m sure it’s well-deserved. God bless you, Pastor Steve! Thank you for staying true to the Word when you preached.

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