A message from Pastor Tim

Tim served as head Pastor at Edgewater Lutheran in Eastvale, a congregation he planted nearly ten years ago. Prior to this, Pastor Eaton served as sole pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newbury Park, CA. Originally from Sacramento, Tim came to California in 1995 as a student at Concordia University Irvine. He then graduated from the Seminary in St. Louis in 1999. His wife Britteny grew up here in the Anaheim area and is also a graduate of Concordia Irvine. They have three sons ranging in age from 10 months to 14 years old. Their two eldest boys became Zion Lions when they joined us in December. Pastor Eaton has a proven track record of engaging the community around him and developing a ministry that attracts new members. While his current church might be viewed as more contemporary, he is very comfortable in a traditional setting. He respects the need to serve two different audiences within the same congregation with the understanding that Zion has a collective mission of “Sharing Christ and Changing Lives”. A key focus of Pastor Tim’s ministry is serving the youth within his congregation and surrounding communities. He states “Have you ever wondered why children stop going to church as they grow older? Maybe they realized it wasn’t for them. I highly doubt that Jesus spoke to children the way he spoke to adults—and we should follow his example. Services with children should serve them with a message they can understand.” He is excited to see the youth programs and the school here at Zion grow and thrive as we collectively serve our children. Another focal point for Tim will be engaging our surrounding community and neighbors to spread the Good News and bring more people to Christ as the Zion family grows. The current plan is for Pastor Tim to officially begin at Zion on December 1st and he will preach his first service with us on Sunday, December 6th. Plans for a formal Installation Service are currently being discussed. As we collectively move forward in faith, we ask that you continue to keep Pastor Eaton and his family in your prayers. A new and exciting era is just around the corner for all of us here at Zion! In His Service - The Pastoral Call Committee of Zion Lutheran Church.

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