Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way;
the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight” ’,
John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’

 

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Don Allman

Pastor Don Allman has been the steady and constant leader around St. John’s for 3 decades. His faithful leadership continues to point to Christ in word and deed. He has a keen theological mind that serves as a strong ballast throughout his life and leadership. His dry sense of humor often has the staff in stitches. Pastor Don and his wife, Glenda, grab as much time as they can with their 5 grandkids.