Sunday, April 17, 2011

Really Open Congregation

Brethren Pastor is Person of the Year

When the Rev. Mike Burr was told he was being considered named “Person of the Year” by the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, the group asked if it would be “detrimental” to his church, said Burr, with a chuckle.

He replied, “no,” that he wasn't afraid of any backlash.

“Our congregation is very open,” said Burr, pastor of Koinonia Church in Grand Junction. Burr has been a pastor for 35 years, most of that time in the Northwest. He came to Grand Junction in 2004 to shepherd Koinonia at 730 25 Road, a congregation aligned with American Baptist Churches of USA and Church of the Brethren.

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