#024 – Interview w/ Pastor Cary Schmidt


In this week’s episode, I have the honor of having Pastor Cary Schmidt as my guest.

Cary Schmidt is the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT.  He has been there since August 2012 (that’s 19 months or so now.)  Before that, he was an associate pastor at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, CA.  He’s doing a great job serving Jesus at Emmanuel with his wife, Dana and his kids Lance, Larry and Haylee.

As many of you know he is an author and blogger.  You can read his blog, Encouraging Words over at CarySchmidt.com.  You can also follow him on Twitter: @CarySchmidt.


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In the episode, we talk about his story.  How did God lead him to Emmanuel Baptist Church?  What did he walk into when he became their pastor?

We talk about what it looks like to lead and pastor a grace-based, gospel-centered local church.

He gives his advice to Millennial ministry leaders.  Plus, he gives us a little insight into his upcoming book.

You’re not going to want to miss this episode!  Thanks for listening!


Here is the link to the message he preached at the Outreach Conference at Faith Baptist Church in Avon, IN.



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