Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Thursday, February 01, 2007

So Long, Sommer

I received word yesterday that the Rev. Armin Sommer, one of Colorado Springs' most visible pastors, is leaving the nearly 2,000-member Pulpit Rock Church to take over Grace Baptist Church in New Jersey.

Sommer is no stranger to the church, located in the (I'm sure beautiful) city of Netcong. He pastored the church for 17 years before coming to Pulpit Rock in the mid 1990s. But here's the irony: Sommer -- a native New Yorker -- tells me that when he first became a pastor in the 1970s, he prayed that God would send him anywhere BUT New Jersey.

Sommer will be around here through the end of February.


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