Pastor works up sweat in pulpit after thieves destroy church AC

Pastor Darrell Geddes could be excused if he found it a little tough to preach about tolerance and rising above adversity after a thief destroyed the $100,000 air conditioning unit at Christ Church International, KSTP reports. It left a sweltering sanctuary during the hottest start to July in a century.
Author:
Publish date:

KSTP has the story of a church where thieves rendered the air conditioning useless. It took Pastor Darrell Geddes a few hours to get rehydrated after his Sunday sermon, he said. Insurance will cover most of the cost of replacing the expensive units.

"Whether it's hot or it's cool, you know, the gospel will be preached," the pastor said.

Next Up

Related

'Church hoppers' drawn to multiple congregations

A small but growing group of Christians nationwide known as"church hoppers" worship at multiple Christian congregations, often of different denominations. Pastors say it can be tough to build relationships with the roving faithful – and they can't be counted on as much to give their time and money to a church.

Red Wing pastor resigns after prostitution citation

First Presbyterian Church of Red Wing Pastor Gary Elg resigned after he told church officials that he had been charged with soliciting a prostitute in St. Paul. “I have failed you as a pastor and a friend,” Elg said in a letter sent to church members. “I have crossed some serious ethical and moral boundaries.” He was with the church 23 years.

Lutheran pastor at the center of church controversy over gay clergy moving to Minnesota

Bradley Schmeling resigned from his post at an Atlanta church and will join Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Pastors Schmeling and Darin Easler made national news and triggered a fierce fight within the Lutheran community when they made their relationship public. Church leadership removed both men from the clergy roster but later reinstated them after the church voted to accept gay clergy members in relationships.

U of M church up for sale

Officials want to complete the sale of the University Lutheran Chapel by the end of the year. The congregation is trying to raise money to buy the church. The minimum price is set at $3.2 million.