“Nobody wants to talk about failure,” said Pastor Ryan Sharp. “As a new church, you try hard to build it and then you slap God’s name onto it, so there is a certain sense of gravity and guilt about failing.”
Twenty-eight-year-old Sharp reflected on the highs and lows of being a pastor. “I don’t know the mechanics of why failure happens. I look at it in more of a deistic experience rather than it was God’s will to grow our church and then shut it down. I attribute our failure to many things,” said Pastor Sharp.