Members of Iola Church of the Nazarene, 1325 N. Walnut, got more than they bargained for in filling their pulpit with the Rev. John Comstock. He started on Nov. 25.
Darren Baldwin pastored the church from 2011 until he left a few months ago. That led the congregation to turn to Comstock, who had taken the role of a supply pastor one who fills a pulpit when needed upon retirement in 2012.
Since the Rev. Comstock began his ministerial journey in the mid-1980s, wife Karen has been at his side, providing support.