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Meet a Church Planter: Rob Wilton in New Orleans
Meet the Wiltons. Rob and Annabeth just officially launched Vintage Church in New Orleans last month. They are new members to Acts 29 and we are excited to have them as part of the Network!
Acts 29: How were you called to plant a church?
After being born in New Orleans and moving away as a teenager, God called me and my wife back in 2005. From Katrina in 2005 to the fall of 2007, God began to work in our lives and reveal to us the need and call to plant a church in this city. Despite great hesitation, that fall God opened up an opportunity to pastor a small dead church in Uptown with hope of starting a new church. Unfortunately, the remaining members of the church didn't like the changes. God led us to Acts 18 and we launched Vintage Church in the same community.
Acts 29: What are some examples of God's grace that you have seen in your life and/or the life of your church?
God's grace and favor has been apparent throughout my life. The greatest form of grace was displayed in my life when Christ saved me at age 7. The second was when Annabeth agreed to marry me. The third was when my wife and I were blessed with a healthy little boy. In regard to the church, God has truly blessed us in our first year. We have seen provision come in many different forms. A place for worship, office space, staff, gifted and committed leadership, favor with the lost in our community, and most importantly salvation in people's lives.
Acts 29: How can we pray for you?
Pray that I would be faithful to God's call to lead my family and church.