Stanley - Dawn, Nolan, Griffin, Mason, Carson, Owen, & Sarah Elizabeth
We joined the Connection Network in the fall of 2022. My wife and I have served in many ministries together over our 18 years of marriage, from serving in nurseries to leading small groups and prayer groups in our homes. One of our favorite ministries was orchestrating and writing the VBS curriculum for all ages, children to adults each year for 4 years. I felt the Lord leading me to be a part of a church plant early on ministry, but I just didn’t know what that looked like. In the summer of 2018 the Lord made it EXTREMELY clear! While mowing my grass and listening to a Jonah series, the Lord spoke to me on my Exmark lawnmower and said, “You are Jonah!”. The Lord had been telling me to “Preach the Gospel” for quite some time, but I was not obeying His call. I had not even shared with Dawn about the calling yet. That following fall, I started a Gospel Centered Sunday School Class in the church we were attending at that time. We saw the Lord do AMAZING things in this Sunday School Class. Looking back, I know this was the Lord preparing me for what was to come. After the COVID pandemic, we found ourselves in a Connect group. The Lord used the people in our connect group to push me to surrender and take my “Next steps” of obedience. Dawn and I participated in Connection Church Dublin’s church wide fast and the Lord worked in miraculous ways in our hearts, in our family, and in our finances. After working in the manufacturing industry for 18 years, I laid my “Yes” on the table and took a leap of faith. I left my job, and Connection Church Dublin hired me as their Discipleship and Care Pastor in August 2022.
We are excited to serve alongside a great group of church planters as we get ready to plant a church in Wilkinson County, GA. We would love for you to prayerfully consider praying for, going with, or giving to our next adventure -
CONNECTION CHURCH WILCO!!