Pastor Marty and Cindy Cole
Cindy and I were married in 1982, after she finished Bible school, while it would take me 10 more years to receive my BA. By then, we had a 2 year old son, Jonathan. We entered our first Village Missions field in Friant, California, after 4 years we served 2 more in California at Foothil Bible in Foresthill. We returned to the Pacific Northwest, where we 'filled in' for a year plus in Oregon. In Spring 2000, we took a sabbatical and stepped away from ministry. Yet GOD led us back to Village Missions, when we received the 'call' to Ocean Park. We accepted the call and moved forward; I had attended the Men of the Cross retreat in 1983, and was familiar with the church, so we began to humbly step into the role of Missionary-Pastor to OPCC. Our commitment is to serve, with this body of believers: that in all things God is glorified, the people are edified and that I accept and do His will to remain satisfied in this call.
After 28 years of loving GOD'S people and preaching GOD'S Word, with Village Missions, I can honestly say that I've never known a more exciting time to serve the Lord. The field is truly ripe unto harvest ( Matthew 9:37f ) so we pray to the Lord of the harvest to bring His workers into the field. It is a special group. The Spirit of GOD is continually revealing evidence, that He is GOD and that His Word is true. I may be a far cry from His likeness, on the outside, but blessed that Jesus is Lord in my heart, soul, mind and strength. Study to show yourself approved unto GOD ( 2 Timothy 2:15 ), that we do, to do the work that He's called us to. When one looks at the Holy Land and the Middle East, a story of prophetic fulfillment is unfolding. Things are not falling apart, as some suppose, we believe things are falling into place. John 14 says Jesus is the coming King. We are a small congregation, with a big message, to pass along to a dying world, that a believer would receive everlasting life, from the Everlasting GOD.
( Philippians 1:6 ) "Confident of this, He Who began a good work in you will complete it until the Day of Jesus."