Celebrating our Pastor & the gift we gave him

April 11, 2016




For almost 7 years I have known a pretty amazing man of God and that would be my Pastor, Sam. Sam is a passionate man after God’s own heart.  He leads, serves and loves others with all that He has and with eternity in mind for all.  Recently he celebrated many new things or accomplishments in his life and we wanted to celebrate the things he has done for us.

The things we celebrate with our Pastor are numerous but below is a list of some great things that have happened for Pastor Sam (and his wife Susan whom blogs here) in the past few months:

1). Pastor Sam has been pastoring our church for 21 years last month.

2). Pastor Sam and his wife Susan celebrated 13 years of marriage a few weeks ago.

3). The lovely Pastorial couple (Sam & Susan) celebrated the new life of their first two grandbabies (Ella & Mark) this past year.

We are also grateful for the many things Sam has done to help impact our lives:

1). He has been a Spiritual mentor.

2). Pastor Sam was our pre-marital counselor and married us (in our church 5 in a half years ago).

3). He conducted all of our children’s baby dedications

4). Been with us in prayer before or after our children’s births in the hospital

5). Attended the funerals of our loved ones and more.

We are so thankful for the many other things Pastor Sam has been there for and believe what 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) says about him: “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith,your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

With these special accomplishments and memories and because my husband and I are so grateful for the man we have come to love and respect we wanted to gift him. My husband had an idea for a gift right away, after all it was a gift that made him feel special. By coincidence this same place my husband loved, JORD Wood Watches contacted me and wanted to help us gift Pastor Sam. My husband and I were amazed and right away asked Sam what kind of watch he might like to receive (see a visual of choices and link below).


Sam choose the Green Sandalwood with Pearl Carbon face from the new Delmer Drift Collection. He thought it was pretty nice and he actually choose the color based on the influence of my husbands watch color.


We can’t thank Pastor Sam enough for being our Pastor and for Pastoring our church for 21 years and much more.

We also thank JORD  for their generous help in gifting our Pastor. As a thank you to JORD’s Delmar fans they have released a much requested, limited edition series, The Delmar Drift. JORD has paired Bamboo, Red Sandalwood, Dark Sandalwood, and Green Sandalwood with vivid carbon fiber faces in an arresting array of hue and grain, much like what Pastor Sam received.

The new Drift collection and any customized Delmar’s will retail at $185.00 so I want to offer you a e-­gift card ­ worth $35.00 each off a Delmar Drift & custom Delmars. Use DRIFTgaraytreasures35 to receive $35 off of your limited edition Delmar. Some color options may only be available for a limited time, so act quickly!




  • kelsey bang April 11, 2016 at 1:59 am

    what a sweet post! sounds like a great man!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 11, 2016 at 6:36 am

    What a thoughtful gift, wow… it sounds like he has gone above and beyond in his duties as a pastor!


  • Leah April 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wow, that is so incredibly thoughtful of you!! You’re a gem!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • Susan Belisle April 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Thank you Rachel for the beautiful post about my hubby. He REALLY likes the watch and will treasure it for years to come. We are so blessed to have your family with us at Celebration Church and thankful to have you in our lives. Much love to you and yours!

  • Becky @ bybmg April 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    What a special gift. Pastors are such a blessing!