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Brett Franklin, new associate pastor at Grant E-Free Church, and wife Shana, are thrilled to make Grant home.

Grant E-Free welcomes new associate pastor

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Grant E-Free Church has extended their staff to welcome new associate pastor, Brett Franklin and his family.  

Before coming to Grant, Franklin was a lead pastor in North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He said he was ready for a change, and started putting feelers out around the country. 

Rick Cleaver with Youth Challenge, has long been a mentor and  friend to Franklin, and Cleaver told him they might have an opening at E-Free. 

Franklin, with wife Shana (pronounced Shawna) had actually interviewed for the same position 7 1/2 years ago, but the timing wasn’t right for the church. 

Now they’ve come full circle. 

“In a lot of ways it feels like we’re coming home,” Franklin said. 

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