Being in ministry for over 37 years has taught me a lot about myself, people and, most importantly, Jesus Christ. Waking up everyday to serve Him in all ways is the greatest joy in my life.
God has blessed our ministry throughout the years with provisions and talents that only can come from Him. It has never been easy. However, our driving force in ministry is the joy we have in performing tasks for the Kingdom and knowing we’re pleasing God.
Some places where we minister make me wonder, “God, Why are we here? What can we do here? This isn’t what we are geared for.” But by the end of the day or by the time it is needed, God’s plan is revealed. First Timothy 4:15 states, “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
I truly have been blessed with a beautiful wife who has incredible strength and support for this ministry. God has given me four wonderful children who don’t complain when daddy is gone for days and weeks at a time.
With the long drives, the setups, the tear-downs, the practice times, the rehearsal times, the concert preps and much more, the “glamour” is lost. But every second is worth it when one life is changed. Our ministry has seen hundreds of people come to Christ. That is our mission! That is our ministry! That is what God has called us to do, fulfill the Great Commission! That is what we will continue to do!