About Pastor Will McCall
Pastor Will McCall is a graduate of Andrews University. Together with his wife, Jane, he has been a pastor in churches across the US and has done evangelism in numerous countries in the world. Below is a summary of his personal mission statement. It can be summarized as the cross, the community, the core and the commission.
- The cross: What Paul called “justification by faith” is the heartbeat of the Reformation and the essence of the apostolic preaching of the cross. (Romans 3:22-24) It is the means by which God demonstrates his infinite holiness and infinite mercy through his gracious act of sending Jesus to die for our sins.
- The community: For Paul,the gospel meant not only our acceptance by God, but the breaking down of barriers between people. Paul preached his message in a cultural context of tension between the Jewish and Gentile communities in the early church. (GAL 3:28) What this means for us today is that the gospel is a community building message. We are called to be one in Christ, where all barriers of race and ethnicity are broken down.
- The core. Love is essential. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35) Love is superior to prophecy. (1 Cor. 13:2) The breaking down of barriers must bear fruit in love and understanding or the witness we bear to the world will be false.
- The commission. Learning to love is not enough. Love must be the agency that allows us to work together. Loving one another is part of our love to God. Our love for God necessitates we fulfill our calling as Christians. Every church needs to define its purpose and place in fulfilling the “Great Commission.” (MT 28:18-20)
Jesus not only bore our sins on the cross, but he asks us to take up our cross and follow him. Our cross may involve struggle, but it comes with a sense of purpose and a mission in this world. If you feel called to serve God in a deeper sense than you have before, please come see us.