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Billy Bardin
Preaching Pastor

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Philippians 4:13 -- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

I surrendered my life to Christ in 2002 and heard God's call to preach. In April of the same year, I assisted in the opening of a small cowboy church as a lay pastor. It was there that God showed me ow His love for epeople and their relationship was the most important thing to Him. In May of 2003, I was commissioned to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at Cowboy Heritage Church. As I continued to give my testimony in other churches, and spoke about God's redeeming love, it becamse more apparent that God was calling me to go out and preach. I sought God's direction through prayer and petition and in September of 2004, He led me to a small Baptist church who had all but closed its doors. God wasn't done. In a few short years, God brought His people to church as we ministered out in the streets and neighborhoods. There, I was blessed, not only to serve as the lead pastor, but also taught Sunday School and led worship. While serving there for 16 years, God gave me a passion for people who would never enter the doors of a church building. We brought in medical buses and opened the church doors to people from all walks of life. We had neighborhood cookouts and outdoor Christian concerts. Hearing the countless stories and listening to the journeys of the people in our own neighborhood put a fire in my heart that would never go out. 

But God refused to allow me to stop there. In April of 2021, God opend the door to come to Mission Abilene. Nothing has been more important and more valuable to my heart than to see God's grace and mercy in action and to give His grace to the homeless, the forsaken, and the forgotten. But it's not enough to just show His grace, we must continue to reach out, reach forward, and keep our eyes always on Jesus. God is not finished with us. His story continues being told in us, and His grace is forever lied out in the hearts of His people, and in the answered prayers of those who give their heart to Him. 

Indeed, all things ARE possible through Jesus Christ. He always gives us the strength to complete His mission.

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Administrative/Women's Pastor

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