Berea Baptist Church
Sunday morning at Berea Baptist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida began with such a blessing for our team. We witnessed the baptism of a married couple of the church into believer’s baptism. Pastor Gotcher read each one’s story of salvation to the congregation as their witness of God’s work in their lives. We loved being able to see the work that God is doing in the hearts of a church before and after we leave a church.
West Meadows Baptist Church
Our first week of local church meetings this year started in Florida — the perfect place to be in January! We were privileged to serve in Jacksonville, Florida at West Meadows Baptist Church with Pastor Bruce Armstrong. This was our first time to be here, and we anticipated God’s blessing as we gathered around the Word together.
Bob Jones University
What a privilege it was to preach for the opening services at Bob Jones University this past week. I shared my testimony with the student body about the journey God divinely orchestrated for me from when I attended the university in 1992 until the present. Through a series of God’s perfectly timed events, He brought me to a saving relationship with Himself several years after my time at BJ. I shared with them how I went through a long period of time simply looking the part and pretending, and I challenged the students to examine themselves to see whether they are living a life of true faith or just outward conformity. At 21 years old I truly came to Christ not just desiring for Him to give me a fire escape from hell, but for Him to become my Lord and Master and Savior.