The gospel accounts show Christ associating with the dregs of society who willingly believed His message. One such character is the
despised tax collector. As Jesus associated with the despised of the world, we should see ourselves as being among them also. We should have the
qualities in us that Christ saw in them.
Andy Diemer is the associate pastor serving the congregations in Ft. Lauderdale and Vero Beach, Florida, and in Freeport, Bahamas. He served as the pastor of the churches in New England from 2014 to 2021. He was baptized into the Church in 1981 and ordained as an elder in 2011. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cleveland State University. He had a thirty-year career in manufacturing before being hired by the UCG in 2014.