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New pastor Colton Emmert returns to his home church


May 2, 2017

COLTON EMMERT holds up a photo album featuring a picture, shown below, of his family attending River of Life Fellowship in its early days.

As a toddler, Colton Emmert began attending the newly formed River of Life Fellowship with his family in 1993.

On April 16, Easter Sunday, he preached his first sermon as the church’s new pastor.

The River of Life Fellowship met in the Sweet Home Seventh-Day Adventist Church when his family joined the church. Then the church moved into the Community Chapel’s old building, 1658 Long St., in the mid-1990s. Following an extended period with an interim pastor, Emmert succeeds Pastor Gary Hooley.

Emmert, 26, is the son of Scott and Julie Emmert. His brother, Drew Emmert, is a health and...

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