New Church for Alumnus Pastor
Feb 11, 2010 by Natalie Corbin | 0 Comments
Alumnus and pastor, Tim Reed (MDiv) is the new pastor at Lakewood Avenue Baptist Church in Pueblo, CO. Reed formerly served at Bonnie Brae’s Church in Denver. The change from the affluent community of Bonnie Brae to the more modest environment in Pueblo has been a good one. "It's kind of like going back 30 years and it feels good," Reed said. "You know your neighbors. People aren't angry at God. They're more receptive to God here, and there are needs I think this church can address, right here in our own neighborhood and in cooperation with other churches." Before he began pastoring Reed worked for many years in the mental-health field in Colorado Springs and Denver. This experience, specifically with youth, helped him solidify his beliefs about holistic health with a foundation of faith.
One of Reed’s hopes for Lakewood Avenue Baptist includes involving the church with nearby schools, to "inspire the kids to set short-term and long-term goals and work toward those goals. There are kids who have no clue about that because they've never seen anyone do it. And yet they wonder why their lives aren't better than they are. I think this is a way this church can come alongside families and kids to help them overcome obstacles to better lives. You find God in doing that."