First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

The members of the First Baptist Church of Langdon have welcomed a new pastor to their congregation.

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Posted on 6/20/15

By Melissa Anderson

Pastor Kent Pletcher joined his new church on June 14.

Pletcher is joined by his family, wife Hilari and four daughters: Malori, Noelle, Tori, and Kaci. Pletcher and Hilari have been married for 15 years.

Hilari teaches piano and voice lessons. Malori will be going into sixth grade, Noelle will be going into third grade, Tori is four and Kaci is three.

“Also, my parents will be moving to Langdon very soon and living in the parsonage with us,” Pletcher said.

Pletcher’s father is a semi-retired Tax Accountant, and his mother is a retired school teacher.

The Pletchers came to Langdon from their previous home in Ormond Beach, Florida where Pletcher served as Executive Pastor at Riverbend Community Church in Ormond Beach, Fla.

“I pastored there for the last eleven years,” Pletcher explained.

So why did the Pletchers leave the Sunshine state for the canola fields of Langdon?

“I wanted to pastor a church and preach full time. I started putting my name out, and the Lord led First Baptist of Langdon and me together. I visited in April with my wife, and we loved it,” Pletcher explained.

Pletcher is looking forward to shepherding the people of First Baptist Church and preaching the Word of God on Sunday mornings.

“I’m also looking forward to my family getting involved in the community. We hope to make new friends and being a blessing to the folks of Langdon,” Pletcher said.

The Pletcher family has been living in Langdon for a little more than a week now and already feel like this will be a wonderful home for themselves and to raise their family.

“The people of Langdon have been very helpful and welcoming. We really appreciate their kindness, and we hope to reciprocate that same kindness,” Pletcher said.

While the Pletchers will be out enjoying the summer weather of Langdon, residents and the congregation of the First Baptist Church have a lot to look forward to on Sunday mornings at the church.

Pletcher explained that those who attend the services at First Baptist can expect to be welcomed and experience heartfelt singing of praise to the Lord.

“You can expect the Bible to be opened and the beautiful, life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached,” Pletcher said.

According to Pletcher, First Baptist Church is a place where sinners are welcome because “we are sinners, too”.

Pletcher wants to share the hope and joy that is found in the salvation that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

“We’d love to have anyone and everyone visit us on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.,” Pletcher said.

For more information on when services are held or to contact the First Baptist Church, please call 701-256-5060.

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