Christian Missionary outreach and evangelism has been going on since Jesus gave His disciples what we call the “Great Commission.” Most people (whether Christian or not) are sympathetic and generous and will support the idea of relief efforts and help those who are in need. Christians feel it’s their responsibility to help people but not just with practical need – in the back of their mind they also are concerned about the spiritual need. This is why many Christians embrace the idea of giving someone a sandwich and giving them the gospel. We remember when Christ was teaching a great multitude and after they became hungry, He performed a miracle when He fed them all with just a handful of food.
As a licensed and ordained minister, I am available to help and serve wherever I am needed. I’ve been a member of the Full-Gospel Ministerial Association since 2003 and their headquarters are in Berea Kentucky. I have officiated weddings, memorials, and funerals throughout the years and I am always available to serve in this capacity whenever the need arises. As Christians, we have been commissioned to carry His light in this world of darkness in order that the love of Christ may be seen “in us” as a city set on a hill. “Be ye, therefore, followers of God, as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor” (Ephesians 5:1-2). Everyone that is a child of God is a gifted minister that has been called to serve and represent His Kingdom. There are no spectators in the realm of obedience – only full-time participators. Being a passionate witness for Christ is 24/7 and always “in season.”
Some adopt the philosophy that Christians or any religion for that matter, should not try to persuade people but rather let them find their own way. This idea is popular with some parents that do not want to influence their children into a certain worldview and just let them choose their own journey. The problem with this idea is that it conflicts with God’s law that declares how He is the only way and the only truth. Then we have the crowd who really doesn’t care about what people need and are much more focused on what they desire than what God desires. You would think this mindset would apply to non-Christians but shockingly we realize this attitude is a choice and a part of our free will. If we have a passion for loving and serving God we will be driven by a genuine love and compassion for others. If we are constantly seeking to please our flesh, we are driven by our selfish carnality and will only care about what makes us feel good. As the mercy of the Lord reached down from heaven to save us, we also should be aware that our responsibility and the purpose of our existence is to know and love God and love people. If we do not have a burden for others – something is seriously wrong.
In 2018, I was asked to become a part of a ministry called, “The freedom fest honor guard.” They are a group of military men who volunteer their time to honor veterans. We have a prayer, sing the National Anthem, a color guard flag presentation, and always close with a bugle rendition of taps. Here I am recently at the Red Mile Racetrack and I’m with Kelly Casey (a finalist on American Idol) who sang the National Anthem. This memorial service opened the day’s events and was simulcast around the world. What a great ministry that honors our military and shows them how much we appreciate their dedication, courage, and service.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or evil, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, and oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy
Delivered this prayer at the opening honor ceremony for Veterans. Red Mile race track- 10/7/18
Two of the most powerful words in any language are “THANK YOU” and no group of people more richly deserve those simple heartfelt words of appreciation more than those who have served in our military.
Let us pray:
Our holy and infinite creator – today we honor our courageous veterans. Brave men and women who willingly gave their best when called upon to protect and defend their country. We ask that you would NOT let one of them feel forgotten or neglected.
We respect them, we are proud of who they are and what they have accomplished. We are forever grateful for their many sacrifices and contributions which has kept our nation safe from tyranny and oppression while preserving our freedom and liberty. Today we pray that you will continue to encourage them and watch over them with your love – and graciously bless their families with peace, faith, and hope.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, amen.
Here I was invited to sing and share God’s Word at a television station in the mountains of Beattyville Kentucky.
This was an exciting experience and an honor to share my heart with the WJLC television audience.
This is me singing “O Holy Night” at our annual KCAL Old Time Radio Christmas show in 2016. I’m a member of this drama group and it’s a lot of clean fun. We perform 4 times per year and have such a great time to re-enact the old radio programs in front of a live audience. The shows are taken from the 1940’s and 50’s and include episodes such as, “Fibber McGee and Molly” “Father Knows Best” “Lucille Ball” “Gun Smoke” “Our Miss Brooks” “Blondie and Dagwood” and others. We usually try to incorporate music into every show also. They are loads of fun and everyone is like family.
Here I am this in our fall show from this year. We performed the radio version of, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” I am singing a “new version” of the Andrews sisters song called, “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny.” This is the second time we have performed this play as it has become our most popular show. We all had such a great time and maybe in a couple of years, we will do it again.
I have the honor of being a volunteer chaplain at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. This facility is not only first-class quality in every way but it is filled with some of the most wonderful people on earth. I am constantly meeting new residents and I love sitting around and talking with them. This … Continue reading VETERANS CENTER
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