A Letter to Pastor Dickerson on His 3rd Anniversary

Dear Pastor Aaron Dickerson,

As God’s people, we are to love and care for those who are in the service of God and who minister to us in holy and spiritual things.  We honor our God by esteeming his ministers highly in love for their work’s sake.  

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, we hope to express our love and esteem to Pastor Aaron Dickerson as we celebrate his 3rd year of pastoral care to Transfiguration Lutheran Church.  Pastor Dickerson officially became our pastor on July 1, 2019; however, he had begun his work as our spiritual leader in 2018.

As President of TLC, the executive leadership team had the opportunity to work very closely with Pastor Dickerson as we mapped out our ministry plans to strengthen the church ministries and to build for the future.  Even during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pastor Dickerson remained in close contact with the church members through Sunday worship, weekly Bible study, mid-week prayer service, and council meetings, all via Zoom.  

We appreciate the devotion and self-sacrifice Pastor Dickerson and his family have given us.  Because of his great love he has for his flock, he has encouraged all of us to maintain our faith in a loving and compassionate God and our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

It has been a blessing and an honor to have Pastor Dickerson as the pastor of TLC.  He has blessed us all through his care, love, and faithfulness to our congregation.   His continuous encouragement to our members is to become mature in our faith in the Lord and to be willing to be a witness for Jesus.

Leslie Jones, Congregation President

Words of Appreciation from your family and congregation:

A wise woman once said , “Follow your passion and it will become your purpose.” I’d also flip that to “Let purpose be your passion. Let your passion for introducing Christ to all be contagious.” – Shirley Jackson

I am grateful for all the ways you lead and guide our church. Thank you for being a great example of living a life of faith. – Charlene Dickerson

Thank you for helping us build loving and spiritual relationships with each other that we become unified in our purpose and commitment in bringing others to Christ. –Melba Davis

You are a good person and a good man. – Major Douglas

I am grateful to you because for the past year and a half, you have guided me through this very stressful time in my life and through the process of retirement. Much thanks and praise. Robert Miller

You have helped by understanding my importance of being involved in the Church and not just riding the bench.  I am grateful because you have restored how a pastor should act and perform as head of the church.  I appreciate your honesty and commitment to move forward and not stay stuck in the past. – Craig Nichols

I appreciate your willingness to always pitch in any way that concerns the church and members. Marie Medcalf

You helped me by not letting me procrastinate about re-joining my church.  Thank you for your persistence.  I believe you love your flock and I appreciate you giving me what I need spiritually when I need it. Your messages are always right on time. – Kathy Hawkins

Thank you for all you do for our church and family.  Thank you for your leadership in showing me how to become a better student and for teaching me the Word. – Keyera Dickerson

I appreciate  your enthusiasm and optimism about TLC as a whole and your desire for us to be all that we can be. – Adeitria Jackson

I love your  spirit, positive attitude, the way you share the Word & care for our TLC family. – Leslie Jones

I appreciate your charisma! You have great social skills; and you are encouraging, kind, and truthful. – Ashley Jones

I appreciate your willingness to make yourself available to participate in most activities involving the ministry. – Donnell Jackson

I am grateful for your messages which are always direct, focused, and inspiring. – Evelyn Brown

I am grateful for being able to be in church via Zoom during the pandemic.  Your sermons and the music really helped me through my fears and anxiety. – Clementine Williams

Thank you for the encouragement and ministry you have provided to me.  Anytime I called you, you encouraged me in my situation. – Ida Mobley

I want to thank you for all the times that I called you and you prayed for me and my family.  I also want to thank you for all the phone calls you made to me during my times of trouble for me and my family. – Wilma Marshall

I am grateful because you always answer my phone calls when I want to talk to you about a personal problem or when I am facing a serious family problem  Thank you for praying for me and my family members. – Edna Jones

 I am grateful for you placing me back on the church roll, especially since I never took myself off. Thank you. – Dora McWilliams

You have helped me grow as a member of TLC in the areas of voting, giving respect to others, listening to opinions of others, and learning to agree or disagree without arguing.  Thank you for leading and encouraging us to get more involved in Bible study, to learn Bible verses, love each other, be a witness, and pray to God and know that He is listening.  – Rosa Nichols

Thank you for all you do for the church and our family.  You go above and beyond in showing us how to use all our God-given talents, time, and treasure.   Thank you for your willingness to teach, minister, and touch the hearts and minds of the people to understand God’s word more. –Aramie Dickerson

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