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The Passing of Josh McCallister

Our former community member and friend, Josh McCallister, passed away peacefully at home in Little Rock, Arkansas on Christmas Day at 11:45 pm. He was surrounded by his loving family.


Josh, his wife Candace, and children Jedidiah (15), Lilia (12), and Simeon (9) lived among us for many years, forming lasting and beautiful friendships. Josh had a passion for community and discipleship and he blessed us with his vision, humor, and artwork. Candace shares that "We lit candles with him or beside his bed every day of Advent. On the day we symbolically remember Jesus’ entry into this world as a human, Josh left this human existence to be with God...Thanks [to the community] for carrying us through this time with your candles and prayers and encouragements. We will have a small graveside service with close friends and family in the next week or two, but the big Celebration of Life will be an outdoor event in the Spring. Josh wanted lots of people to come!" The date is not yet determined but will be shared with the community when plans are made. May God's peace be with each of us.


If you have questions about supporting the McCallister family during this time, please reach out to Julie in the Church Office.


Photo from Candace McCallister


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