The Rev. Phil Peterson recently marked his 50th anniversary in the ministry.
The Rev. Phil Peterson, pastor of Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church, reached a significant milestone in his service to the Christian faith recently when he was honored for 50 years of ministry.
In those five decades, Peterson has officiated more than 200 funerals, about the same number of weddings and a good number of baptisms. It is the people in the congregations that he has served who have been an encouragement to his ministry.
"I enjoyed working with the people and the kids," Peterson said. "I usually would take the children to bible camp every summer every place I have been." ...