Dr. Howard Law, the new pastor at the Zion Countryside Church, is on a mission to take the church to the community by engaging in community service activities with the goal of spreading Jesus’ love to the people.
Law, who came to Nebraska from Seattle with his wife, is excited to take on the role as Pastor at Zion Countryside Church, noting that it is a return to his roots in rural America.
“My wife and I, when we first moved to the Seattle area, we started getting really involved in churches,” said Law. “We saw a big need in the youth ministry and started serving with the church. I felt called to go back to school. I have a passion for teaching and preaching, and that really came out.”
Law is putting his education to use, and he is hoping to unite churches to address issues in society today.
“We should come together to work through these issues,” Law said. “It’s what we’re called to do. I love being here and being able to do what we’ve been called to do. There is definitely a hometown feel here in Jefferson County. We’re going to continue getting involved in the community because it’s what I love to see. I love the idea of getting people out into the community.
“We’re known by our fruit,” Law continued. “So, if we’re out doing good things, we’re following what God wants us to do. We need to look at things with the discipline of hope and see people for who they can be.”
Already, Zion Countryside Church has been busy working at the FYI Center in Fairbury, aiding in a renovation project to help the center to better serve the youth in Jefferson County. Law wants those community missions to continue. He invites people to the church.
“We’re starting a Bible study on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. every Wednesday,” said Law. “We invite everyone to attend. We also have our traditional service here at Zion at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, but we do another service at St. Paul’s at 8:30 a.m. Come see us! We’re thrilled to be here and we’re ready to settle in.”