PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor.
Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. George said Llano Estacado Community Church is in the process of joining that denomination.
George will be a part-time pastor of the Portales church and remain an associate pastor of the Lubbock church.
Llano Estacado Community Church meets at 11 a.m. Sunday at 600 S. Ave. C in Portales, with communion each Sunday. In a news release, the church described its worship as “a celebration of life and unconditional love found in God, as expressed in the Gospel of Christ Jesus and practiced by the church members” and said it welcomes visitors to “come as you are, believing as you do, with an open heart.”
George may be reached at (806) 745-8562 in Lubbock or at 359-4464 in Portales