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Meet a Church Planter: Andrew Pack in Seattle
On September 13th, Andrew and Tanya Pack launched Anchor Church in Seattle - with a goal to take Jesus' good news to their fellow Seattleites, and to love their city well. A former member and staff person of Mars Hill Church, Andrew spent the last few years as a Mars Hill campus administrator, finishing a degree, finding a wife, starting a family, and fulfilling the requirements of an elder at Mars Hill. This summer, he was sent out as a pastor to plant a new work in Seattle.
He stopped by the Acts 29 offices last week, excited and overflowing with stories of God's grace to their church already.
"A few weeks ago a woman who was spending time with our Gospel Community became a Christian," he told us. "One of our core members had thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen (that he needs to put food on the table for wife and baby). I got the word out to the church at 10am and by 7pm that night we had raised the money to replace everything."
They have had opportunities as Missional Communities to go out and just serve the city together, and in the midst of all this, Andrew is committed to being a people who pray - and recognize the importance of prayer in anything they do.
How can you pray for the Packs and Anchor church? "That we would keep our eyes on Jesus and His Glory," says Andrew. "That He would save as many people as possible in Seattle and that we would be faithful to the job that He has for Anchor, whatever that may be."