ABCOPAD Regional Executive Pastor Announces Resignation
On June 22, 2021, Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn announced his plans to resign as ABCOPAD Regional Executive Pastor. The following letter was sent to the regional family:
Dear ABCOPAD Family:
A scripture text that has been a guiding light for my life of ministry has been Philippians 1:3-6, where the Apostle Paul writes:
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I have cherished our partnership in ministry over these twenty-seven years that the LORD has blessed me with the privilege of serving this regional family. Together we have charted some exciting new avenues of engagement for the Kingdom and it has been a joy to serve with you, but I believe the LORD is calling me to turn the page to a new chapter in my life, and so I am therefore announcing my resignation as your Regional Executive Pastor effective December 31, 2021. This isn’t an easy decision for me to make when I consider the depth of relationships that I have developed over the years, but I believe in my heart of hearts this is what God is calling me to do. I would ask that you be in prayer for me and my family as we make this transition, and that you would also be in prayer for the staff and the members of the ABCOPAD Board as they navigate the coming days of change, ever confident that God has a plan and a purpose for all of us in the days to come.
Over the coming six months I will look forward to the conversations that I’m sure will ensue, and please know that I am already praying that God will reveal His perfect Will for your next Executive Shepherd, and that their experience of ministry with you will be as rich and full as mine has been.
Grateful for the partnership that we have shared,
Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn
Regional Executive Pastor
American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware