A Note from Todd Haymans
Todd Haymans

Happy Friday, GABC! My name is Todd Haymans and I am thrilled to be your new Discipleship Pastor. My wife Hannah and I, along with our three kids (Emma, Smith and Beau) are so excited to be joining and serving at Green Acres. Throughout the interview process, my family and I were able to experience just how special and life-giving Green Acres is. We have heard powerful stories of life-change from long tenured members as well as attendees who have just recently gotten involved. It is clear that God has been and continues to be moving in our church!

You may be wondering, “What exactly is a Discipleship Pastor?” Well, I am so glad you asked! This role consists of owning the vision (Transforming lives with the truth of Jesus) and living out our values (Connect to Jesus, Grow in Jesus, Multiply for Jesus) through all areas of ministry. It includes serving, caring for and leading our ministries to accomplish the same. My hope and desire is to come alongside our amazing staff and volunteers of all age groups and do everything possible to empower them to run the race.

It’s truly incredible to see all of the ministries Green Acres provides. It is clear that we are firing on all cylinders, which is exciting! I’m eager to jump on board, and I pray that as we move steadily forward, our approach will be much like Jesus’. He moved slowly through the crowds, touching, encouraging and simply being present with those around him. I desire to model my life in the same way and I pray we always remember that people are our ministry.

The Lord has already been so kind to my family by sending such loving and supportive people like you. I am excited about the days ahead and I look forward to connecting with you and serving you. In times of change, my father would remind me (and the church he served) that with Jesus, the best is yet to come. I believe Green Acres future is bright and that God is up to something BIG.

The Best is Yet to Come,
-Todd Haymans