Lewistown Gets New Pastor

March 01, 2003 | Linda Barnett-Johnson

Pastor Elmer E. Dow has accepted the call to pastor the Lewistown Seventh-day Adventist Church. He and his wife Marie have two daughters, Naomi, four, and Hannah, one.

Dow comes from the Blue Mountain Valley church in Athena, Ore., where he was an elder and served on many of the ministry committees including the church board. He also volunteered as chaplain at Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Center in Pendleton.

Dow said that his goals for the church are, “To encourage spiritual growth through participation, both in nurture within the church and loving outreach to those outside of the church. We as individuals and as a church family experience personal and corporate growth when we actively serve. The more focused on, involved in, and enthusiastic about our mission we become, the more we will experience the kind of true happiness that God intends.” •