by Thomas Wiatt, Trinity Church Member
As Wayne’s younger brother, watching him come full circle from Trinity’s youth director to Trinity’s Senior Pastor has been a blessing. I have fond memories of observing him through the years, always with his supporting and loving family behind him, such as the time he was preaching at Palm Coast United Methodist Church and his toddler daughter Taylor said, “Hi Daddy”, over and over, until he paused his sermon long enough to acknowledge her. He has ministered through countless weddings and funerals, always taking the time to develop a personal relationship so he could share from his heart. He has visited many people in hospitals and nursing homes, always with a gift of prayer and bringing them into the presence of Jesus and allowing God’s healing love to flow. He has been a leader for social justice and stood strong in proclaiming that all are welcome at the United Methodist Church. Through it all, he has been my brother, loving me, encouraging me, and letting me know that he is always here for me. I wish all the happiness in Heaven and earth as he moves on to the next phase of his ministry. Thank you, Trinity, for welcoming Wayne with open arms. Thank you, Wayne, for your leadership and love.