Last night about ten my youth minister called me. This is usually not good news for pastors, the late night call from the youth pastor. Usually something is broken or burning or missing when you get these calls.
Not with my youth pastor. Chris McIlravy. Chris McIlravy was calling to tell me of two young men who professed faith in Christ at the youth meeting last evening. One will accept baptism Sunday. Others seem close to doing the same.
Chris has a wonderful wife who supports his work. He has a tremendous work ethic and loyalty to his family, church and pastor. In fact, he is the most effective youth pastor I know.