Dear First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood,
With immense gratitude for the last 13 ½ years, I have served at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, I want to let you know that I have accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Monrovia. It is both with sadness for this season at FPCH ending, and with anticipation that I look forward to this new chapter. My last day with FPCH will be Sunday, January 30th.
Serving FPCH over these last 13 years has been significantly formational for me and my pastoral calling. From walking with young families in baptizing their children to being present with those who have lost loved ones, it has been a huge privilege to serve as a pastor of FPCH. I have been given unique opportunities to learn and grow my gifts and lead FPCH in times of transition. This is a season of life and ministry that I will carry in my heart forever.
Thank you for the amazing opportunity it has been to serve FPCH. I have always believed FPCH to be a “sending church,” and it has become evident that I am now being sent from FPCH into this new season of life and ministry.
With deep gratitude,
Pastor Joel Larson