“The chair is still there.” If you were at Fountain of Life Sunday evening, June 25, you know what that means. Matthew Pagels, Youth Pastor at Fountain of Life United Pentecostal Church in Natchitoches, shared excited news of his family’s new beginnings. He and his wife and their children officially announced that their lives in Natchitoches are transitioning to Hope, Ark.
“With a heavy heart, I am resigning my position at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home,” said Matthew. “Our calling is now bringing us to New Life United Pentecostal Church in Hope, where we were unanimously voted in June 25 as lead pastors. If I have any obligations to you in Natchitoches, whether it be a wedding or a funeral, I will fulfill that obligation. We are 2.5 hours away, so its not too far to drive. We are excited at this new chapter in our lives, and can’t wait to see what God has in store. It’s hard to say goodbye to a lifetime of friendships, but thankfully, we don’t have to. If you need us, we will be in touch. I ask for your prayers, and trust God will bless the work we have done here to make it continue and grow!! God bless you all!”