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Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m a pastor, husband, and father, and I hope to get to know you through the conversation on this blog. Be sure to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. If you need to send me a message you can use my contact form.
I’m the lead pastor of Thrive Church, a church that my bride and I planted in Jackson, Tennessee. God gave us a pretty simple vision for a church, and I am committed to staying strapped to that vision, and sharing what we’re doing with whomever God leads to this blog.
Like many church planters I’m bi-vocational, spending “business hours” as an Architectural Designer for TLM Associates in Jackson, Tennessee. Also, like many church planters, some might consider me to be a bit “different” when it comes to my views on “church” – and I’m OK with that.
I earned by Bachelors of Arts, Pastoral Ministries, at Nazarene Bible College, in beautiful Colorado Springs. I hope to begin Masters studies soon.
Angel, my bride, and the love of my life, is a public school teacher, a home-school teacher, and Thrive Church’s children’s pastor. I am her biggest fan and she is my greatest support. In 2013, we will have been married 25 years. Christina, my first child, my “baby-girl”, is a beautiful and talented person whose sense of justice inspires me. Richard, my youngest, has, despite his aversion to smiling, a tender and loyal heart that I covet. We have two rescued dogs that we spoil rotten, Cody (14) and Molly-Grace (4).
I hope we become great friends.
In His grip,
Pastor Herb Halstead
P.S. See my disclosure statement.