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Ignite Youth Ministry at Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church mixes fun with lessons. Joining in the fun, clockwise from left, are Carter Pond, Samantha Jennings, Zachariah Tallman, Quinton Squires, Breann Butt, youth pastor Matt Pond, his wife Laura Pond, and Elijah Tucker.
Ignite Youth Ministry at Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church mixes fun with lessons. Joining in the fun, clockwise from left, are Carter Pond, Samantha Jennings, Zachariah Tallman, Quinton Squires, Breann Butt, youth pastor Matt Pond, his wife Laura Pond, and Elijah Tucker. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 29, 2013 8:38 am EDT

 

FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church welcomed Matt Pond in early March as its associate pastor and youth director. Pond, his wife Laura, and their 4-year-old son Carter, live in Mansfield and are excited to be at the Fredericktown church.

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“As our church continued to grow,” said Pastor Aaron Boggs, “it became evident that the heart of the church was geared towards providing solutions to bringing people to a relationship with Jesus. When it comes to the youth, it takes a rare mixture of personality, authority and Godly passion to be effective with the youth of today.”

Prior to accepting the position in Fredericktown, Pond was the pastor at Fairview Free Will Baptist in Utica. Pond, who started preaching when he was still in high school, was invited to church by a young woman who would become his wife. Laura is a registered nurse at MedCentral Community Hospital.

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