Our second stop in the profile series brings us to Attleboro, MA where we meet John Eger, the new lead pastor at Faith Alliance Church. Please join us as we welcome him and his family to the New England district.
A 4800 mile road-trip with four kids from Portland, Oregon to Attleboro, MA was sure to result in many wonderful memories for the Eger family. But if you ask the kids what they loved most from the trip, it was watching a squirrel run around at the Grand Canyon.
John and his wife Robin, along with children Josiah (12), Sarah (9), Anna (6), and Asher (3) may be missing the coffee and pine trees of the Pacific Northwest now that they’re settled into New England, but they have been pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome they’ve received in the traditionally cold northeast. John started his ministry at Faith Alliance on January 3 of this year. “We have a great staff, great leadership, and the church is ready for a new season of following Jesus.”
Feeling called into a region that John describes as “post-Christian,” where Christianity is no longer assumed or welcomed into mainstream culture, John is excited about the renewal and the incredible work he sees Christ doing through Alliance churches in the region.
The congregation in Attleboro has a DNA of living compassionate lives in the world around them. “We just finished our second year of hosting an emergency weather homeless shelter. The church saw the need, worked with the local government, and began to fill it,” John explained. He foresees the congregation continuing this path of leaving their comfort zones to serve Jesus, which can be catalyzed to impact not only the rest of this region, but the world as well.
While adjusting from the typical Oregon nine months of rain to the wild weather of New England will continue to take some getting used to, John plans to lead the Attleboro church with a vision to live missionally, being an active part of the Christian renewal throughout the area. Please welcome him and his family to Faith Alliance and their new home in Massachusetts.