Categories 20 Years, Community

Bruce Merrifield & Mike Decker


Have you ever felt like God was inviting you to do something but you weren’t sure you wanted to? Have you ever faced a decision that you knew was a good one but fear gripped your heart?He invited Bruce Merrifield to share with us some of the back story behind the early beginnings of Palm Harvest Church; a back story that undoubtedly demanded faith. Bruce and Norma Merrifield. Bruce, years ago, was Pastor Mike Decker’s, mentor, cheerleader, and ministry teammate. In many ways, he still plays these roles in his life.

In this interview Bruce and Mike are going to talk about the early days; and as a church family, together, we are going to celebrate what God has been up to. Bruce mentioned “Be careful how we measure our success, is not about size and about numbers” and then he added “Invest in relationships”.

He also invited us to pay attention to these 2 verses (he got them wrong the first time, but these are the ones he was referring to):

Ephesians 3:20

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.