My First Day at the Pastor’s College


This past Tuesday was my first day at the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor’s College. My good friend Bo Lotinsky, along with some other members of the staff, welcomed me to class by dragging my scooter (not moped!) from the parking lot and doing a little decorating. Needless to say, I got a good laugh, as did the rest of the class. Here’s some photos…


  • Wendy says:

    That's pretty funny. Freinds are great, aren't they?

  • Emily says:

    wow that’s special! :)

  • :) That rates up there with some of the other PC stories I’ve heard. That’s great…thanks for sharing.

  • madonna47 says:

    Please tell me you will keep all the decorations on while you ride! Ooops – that will cause a loss of “man points”. Looking forward to hearing how the rest of your time there will be. Praying for you, Jen and Charis daily.

  • Cute and great way to welcome someone into the family at Pastor’s College! I love it! It would make me feel at home if that was to happened on me.

    Have fun there but also learn, and learn to Preach the Word! (2 Tim 4:2)

    ‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

  • Laedelas says:

    HA! Love the gnome.

  • Courtney says:

    The first day of school can be so nerve racking, but pranks like this are a great reassurance that you are one of the cool kids. :)

  • Aaron says:


    The very fact that you ride a moped, sorry, “scooter”, brings your post on “man points” into heavy suspicion. Most of us quit riding scooters when we were 12 or so…

    Pretty funny though. Tell my friend Josh J I said what’s up.

  • Stephen Altrogge says:

    Guerite – Definitely learning to preach the word!

    Laedelas – You can thank my good friend Kyle for the gnome.

    Aaron – Having the courage to ride a scooter in Gaithersburg traffic requires serious manpoints.

  • Stephen Altrogge says:

    Nathan – Feel free to email me with your question! I tried to email you but your address didn’t work.

    – Stephen

  • Julian says:

    Well, I suppose that as long as you didn’t wear your Crocs to class you should still have at least a few ‘man points’ left. :-)

  • Stephen Altrogge says:

    Julian – No Crocs…but I think I should have worn them. It would have fit better with the day…

  • Troy C says:

    I see the next Stephen Altrogge book title…”Everything I know about facial hair I learned from a gnome.” Are you still trying to grow that stuff?

  • Is it just me or does the scooter like a tad like WALL-E?


  • Stephen Altrogge says:

    Troy – That gnome is jealous of my facial hair.

    JT – No way dude, my scooter is way tougher…

  • Luz says:

    glad to see kyle’s putting the gnome to good use. please take good care of him. he was swiped from a lawn from a far away land…

  • Kyle says:

    Because of your response to this…

    it’s apparent that your scooter isn’t your Goat.

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