Are You Ready?

You’re eating dinner with your family one evening when you hear a knock. You swing open the front door to find a group of five masked and armed Islamic States soldiers who demand to know if you are a follower of Jesus.

A Candid Interview with Steve Austin, Author of ‘From Pastor to Psych Ward’

I grew up in a fundamentalist church culture that demanded outward performance, to the detriment of genuine faith. Because my brain didn't work like other Christians I knew, I learned to blend in and keep my mouth shut.

Truckers’ Strike in Brazil Derails Mission Trip

The ten day, nationwide truckers\' strike in Brazil that brought South America\'s economy to a screeching halt this month ended, but the impact is still being felt here the United States.

From Motorcycle Warlord to Serving the Lord of Lords: Big Al Aceves

By the time Big Al Aceves was 15, he was committing crimes like robbery and selling drugs, landing him in prison. Having grown up in an abusive home, Al turned to gangs to be his family. The prison gangs taught young Al the ways to survive.

From Cancer Diagnosis to Earring Empire


Sometimes, the worst news becomes the pathway for the best plan. The unexpected detour becomes the road we should travel. Sometimes, we make it up as we go along...

The English School in Marietta Georgia is Touching Lives and Sharing the Gospel

It began the size of a mustard seed, grew in favor and stature and multiplied in a small town in Cobb County, Georgia.The English School of First Baptist Church of Marietta was formed in 1971. It was a ministry consisting of five teachers and fifteen students, which grew over the years.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

We’re studying “the prayers of a missionary heart” on Sunday mornings, and recently examined Paul’s petition in Ephesians 1:15-21, “A Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment.” Our challenge is to pray...

Surrender Completely

God would have us to do as those little birds! Surrender completely to His power and love. He would have us to seek our safety in HIM.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

A church member recently had knee replacement surgery, and his procedure reminded me of an experience from my previous pastorate. A senior lady chose to have both knee replacements done...

P4H Global is Redefining Aid

P4H is challenging the approach to poverty from charities and humanitarian groups by redefining how we view and participate in aid.
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