Pastor John Gray Writes Official Farewell Message to Lakewood, Announcing Move to Takeover Redemption Church in Greenville

Pastor John Gray announced that he will be leaving Lakewood Church to be the new senior pastor at Redemption Church in South Carolina.


He posted the announcement on Instagram along with a thank you to Joel and Victoria Osteen and Lakewood Church.

“Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen and our entire Lakewood Church family, we say we love you and are eternally grateful for all we’ve been able to watch God do over these last five years,” said Gray.

Hey family! It is With tremendous gratitude in our hearts for the past and expectancy for the future, that we are honored to share that we have said YES to God's next assignment for our lives. We will be the new senior Pastors of what has been known as Redemption Church in Greenville South Carolina! To Pastor Ron and Hope Carpenter and the entire Redemption family, we say thank you for seeing the future in us and we are eager to begin this new journey. And to Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen and our entire Lakewood Church family, we say we love you and are eternally grateful for all we've been able to watch God do over these last five years. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the church and being there as many Wednesdays as we can. Please pray for us as we embark upon the next place God has called us to. We love you! Houston we STILL have a promise. Greenville we are on the way! #TheGraysGoGreen

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He also said farewell to the city of Houston.

“We love you! Houston we STILL have a promise,” he wrote.

Gray said he will still be at Lakewood as many Wednesdays as he can.

SOURCE: ABC 13