Gregg Sweet, 48, is the new senior pastor at Life Point Assembly of God, 124 E. National Avenue.
Sweet went to seminary at Southwest Assembly of God University, in Waxahachie, Texas, graduating in 2020.
He has been the associate pastor at Bethel Life Center, Wichita, under Pastor Ken Squires, since 2018.
“We have a huge love for the community,” Sweet said. “We are excited to be here and to see what God has in store for the community. We love living in Fort Scott, people are so kind.”
“The church’s mission statement is ‘We are ready to meet people where they are,'” he said.
Sweet and his wife Angela, along with their pug dog, have been here since February 21, 2021.
“My wife and I love history and we like to explore, we love the old Fort (Fort Scott National Historic Site) and Lake Fort Scott and Gunn Park.”
In his spare time, Sweet likes to read and fish, he said.
His hometown is Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Sweet was encouraged by a missionary while young.
“A missionary prayed for me at 16 years old and told me God had a call on my life,” Sweet said.
For Sweet, the best part of being a pastor is ” the relationship with people and being able to share the Gospel and love of Jesus, with the community,” he said.
The biggest challenge is “learning how to do things they don’t teach you in college,” he said. “Like taxes, my wife and I are doing them now.”
His coming to the church coincided with the polar vortex extreme weather in the nation’s mid-section.
The church suffered some weather-related damage at that time and because of that, is having a community cookout fundraiser. “We will be having a cook-out to celebrate the church’s 79th anniversary in the Fort Scott community,” Sweet said. “And to raise money for the church’s building fund. It will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021. We will be asking for a $5 suggested donation.”
Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, a snack cake and a bottle of water will be the cook-out menu.
If any questions, contact Sweet at 316-207-6557 or email@example.com
Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m., and at 7 p.m. on Thursday is a Bible Study.
Celebrate Recovery is on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
For more information contact the church at 620.223.4170.