Pastor Vince Barringer

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Describe what you do at Good Shepherd:
It is an honor to serve as Senior Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where I enjoy preaching the Gospel and serving the spiritual and temporal needs of my congregants and community through personal interaction. I enjoy planning events and services that meet the unique needs of God’s people for entertainment and edification. All so that people may better apprehend our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Tell us a story of how you have seen God moving through your ministry:
God moves through our ministry daily through the Word and Sacraments. Nothing gives me greater joy than the look of relief on a person’s face upon hearing the Good News that their sins are forgiven and the transformation that knowledge affects in their lives.

My favorite team is:
The Los Angeles Dodgers - True Blue!

My favorite spot in Downey is:
Lazy Dog

Favorite Bible verse / Life Verse : 1 John 3:19-24
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.  The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

Favorite quote:
“Christianity, whatever else it is, is an explosion. Unless it is sensational there is simply no sense in it. Unless the Gospel sounds like a gun going off it has not been uttered at all.” G.K. Chesterton

May the Lord richly bless you