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'Prayer warrior' Paul Cole steps down as head of Town & Country Christian Church


January 3, 2020

Kathleen Lourde

Left: Pastor Paul Cole grins as he watches people enter, greet each other, and find a place to sit on his last Sunday at the head of Town & Country Christian Church. Middle: As prayer requests fill the large screen behind the pulpit, Pastor Paul Cole clasps a slip of paper and earnestly prays. Right: Pastor Paul Cole, in his final sermon as pastor of Town & Country Christian Church, talks to the congregation about astonishing God with their faith, like the centurion in Matthew 8.

Paul Cole stands beside the pulpit on his last Sunday as pastor of Town & Country Christian Church, and as he watches the congregation come down the aisle and find their seats he can't seem to stop grinning.

It may be an ending, but it's a joyful one. Members of the congregation seem to feel the same way. Cole may be retiring, but the love that emanates from him and his wife, and the love their church members have for them, hasn't weakened a jot.

"I've been a member of this church basically all my life," said Clain Schultz. "I'm really going to miss him. He opens up his heart and cares...

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