With a recent move, John Durden is now pastor of Summertown Baptist Church.
Durden has been serving the residents of Emanuel County by preaching the word of God for little over seven years. He has been married to his loving wife, Jeana, for 23 years and they have four amazing children: David, Evan, Zoe, and Mary Katherine. “They support me tremendously, and it means even more to me to see Christ working through their lives,” said Durden.
He has previously served as the youth pastor of Midville Baptist Church, where he led the youth of the community to Christ for eight years. After 2014, Durden was led by God to become pastor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Portal. In 2020, Durden had a message from God.
“God called me to move to Summertown Baptist Church in 2020. After much prayer and searching for God’s plan and purpose, I moved to Summertown in February 2021,” he explained.
Summertown Baptist Church has approximately 100 members. The church loves worshiping through song through the playing of contemporary and traditional hymns.
God has played the biggest role in Durden’s life and has taught him what love truly means. “He has brought me through many challenging times and situations. He has taught me to love people for who they are and to accept things, good or bad, that occur in this life as a blessing. Without Him, I would be nothing and it is a true honor to be able to serve Him on a daily basis. He has grown me, and my family and I look forward to the continuous growth He will provide for us all.”