The Rev. Ken Cartlidge, pastor of First Baptist Church in El Centro, is moving to the First Baptist Church in Anaheim.
Cartlidge will conduct worship services for the last time here at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. His final sermon is titled "Colliding with Your Destiny" from Ecclesiastes 9:11-12. Following Sunday's service the church is having a carne asada luncheon in his honor.
Cartlidge, who has served at First Baptist for five and a half years, said leaving the people will be the hardest part.
"We have really enjoyed El Centro, the friendliness here, the warm people and the Hispanic culture," Cartlidge said.
During Cartlidge's stay in El Centro he was involved with El Centro Regional Medical Center as a chaplain and served on its bio-ethics committee.