Episode 7: Elevating Victims and Declining Churches with John Welborn

Welcome to Church Chat, the show where we have the conversations about ministry you wish we were having. Today Josh and Emily are joined by John Welborn, lead pastor of Salem Church in Staten Island, NY. They talk about ministering in a transient community, what to do when your church is under fire, the importance of mentors, how to shepherd through grief, what to do when you loose half your people, the importance of reconsideration and more!

John Welborn

John Welborn and his wife of 19 years, Ashley, have 3 children, Gracie, Eli, and Charlie. John holds degrees from Liberty University (B.S. in Biblical Studies and DMin in Evangelism and Church Planting) as well as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in Ministry Leadership). He was an itinerant evangelist before becoming Lead Pastor of Crosslink Community Church in Harrisonburg, VA where he served for 7 years. Since January of 2016, he has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Salem Church, Staten Island, New York. His life’s passion is making disciples and multiplying churches to the glory of God. Pastor John loves to play golf and watch his favorite sports teams: the Georgia Bulldogs in football and the Atlanta Braves in baseball.

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