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Lucado stepping down for health reasons

SAN ANTONIO — Lucado informed the congregation, which draws 5,500 worshipers each weekend, of his decision recently. He is being treated with medication.
Lucado told the newspaper he will remain senior minister until a successor is named. He plans to stay on the church’s staff as a teaching minister and keep writing.
“I compare what is happening to going from being president of a college to joining the faculty,” he told the Express-News. “It was a painful decision, a hard decision, but I feel very peaceful about it now.”
Oak Hills, which allows instrumental music in some services, dropped the “Church of Christ” from its name in 2003. Lucado described the change as an effort to reach people hesitant to attend a Church of Christ.

Filed under: National Staff Reports

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