Today I had the opportunity to speak at New Life Christian Ministries. It was 17 years ago this past Tuesday that two men from this church led me into a relationship with Jesus. I eventually became the churches Associate Pastor from 2000-2003. The man in the picture in this post is Ken Harris who planted NLCM back in the 1980’s and has continued be the pastor ever since. Pastor Ken was probably the most influential person I’ve ever had in my life when it comes to personal spirituality. His love for Jesus and His Word is contagious.
Today PK was on vacation and asked me to come speak and gave me the opportunity to take an offering for ExponentialChurch.tv. It was great to see so many old friends and to get to speak in their new building they just moved into a few months back. Many people afterward said how inspired they were to do more and be more for Jesus and the offering taken on our behalf was quite generous considering the smaller summer crowd size they had.
Thanks Pastor Ken and New Life for the many years of support. Please know that everything I’ve ever done for Jesus in the past and future would not be possible if you hadn’t taken in a young, bible illiterate, 17 years ago and taught me how to love Jesus with all my heart, mind, soul and strength!