What kind of pastor would blog about his love for Sin City? That would be me. Heather and I love living in Las Vegas and are thankful that the Lord brought us here to start Southern Hills Baptist Church! Why do I love this town so much?
10. Cultural Diversity
I love living in a community where there is not one major ethnicity. Las Vegas is extremely multi-cultural and I believe that brings incredible flavor into our lives and our churches.
9. The Weather
Right now I am writing this and it is about 78 degrees outside. I love the weather here! Winter is coming and I won’t be shoveling snow and if I want to see snow it is only a 45 minute drive. In the summer it gets hot but that is why the Lord created swimming pools. 🙂
8. Gold & Silver Pawn (http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars)
I just love living in the same city with these guys. For those who don’t know the show… sorry.
7. The Restaurants
Heather and I love to eat good food. Of course we have all of the chains from fast-food (In-n-Out), to fast-casual (chipotle), to sit-down (chili’s). But we also have some of the greatest chef’s in the world (tom colicchio’s craft steak) and the best buffets (i’m looking at you MGM)
6. The Smith Center (www.thesmithcenter.com)
Just opened this year and it has helped Las Vegas bring in much talent. Heather and I saw Wicked and hope to take the girls to see the Nutcracker Ballet in the future.
5. 4 Hours from Southern California
I love Disneyland, and Santa Monica Pier and Balboa Park in San Diego. So. Cal. is in our back yard.
4. The Mountains
When you live in Las Vegas you live within a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. It’s a big visual perk.
3. The People of Las Vegas
The people from Las Vegas are not from Las Vegas. They are from everywhere! We have found them to be the nicest, most hospitable people anywhere!
2. Southern Hills Baptist Church (www.shbaptist.com)
Perhaps I’m biased, but I believe Southern Hills to be the greatest church on the planet. The people are truly in love with Jesus, the music is powerful and worshipful, the pastor’s wife is beautiful, and the staff is organized. I don’t like the lead pastor all that much but everything else makes up for his failures.
1. God is Working Here
God is truly working in this place! Revival is happening as I see many churches being started, many churches growing numerically, souls are coming to know Christ and Christians are growing in their faith. I love this the best! I will enjoy this city as long as revival continues to pour out in this needy place
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