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Original Article at the Columbian:

The founder of Vancouver’s Crossroads Community Church, a clean-cut 67-year-old minister who wears glasses and relatively conservative clothing, delivered the Easter message April 8 as he has for nearly 40 years.

This Easter Sunday, however, Pastor Bill Ritchie had company at the front of the sanctuary in what would be a symbolic passing of the baton to the next generation.

Halfway through his sermon on Jesus’ resurrection, his soon-to-be successor, Daniel Fusco, a 36-year-old jazz musician with a beard, dreadlocks and an uncanny resemblance to Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz, joined Ritchie and took over the second half of the sermon.


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This article was posted on The Gospel Coalition website on September 30th, 2010

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‘Traveling the Path With You’

TGC’s Ordinary Pastors Project seeks to find wisdom and honor in faithfulness, demonstrated in varied contexts. Learn more from the introduction by Matt B. Redmond. If you’d like to honor and encourage the ordinary pastor who shaped you, tell us about him in about 500 words and include a photo, or record a video testimonial of five minutes or less and send the link to This submission comes from Steve Inskeep.