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  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD May 21, 2013 Testimony by Joel Ammons

I was born in Knoxville Tn and adopted shortly after birth.  I have lived most of my life in Knoxville.  I gave my life to Christ in my living room in 1983 with my parents nearby.   I was married to Sherry, God’s Choice and the love of my life in 1991.   I have three incredible children Zack (18) Nick (15) and Katie (12).  My life has taken many turns but God has been incredible all the way.  He has never failed me nor has He ever forsaken me.   I work out of Oak Ridge and my family and I are members of Corryton Church.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD May 14, 2013

 

Testimony by Dr. Donivol Blue, D.C.

I was born and raised primarily in Fayetteville, NC, I am an only child who was raised by a single mother because my father was killed when I was age six.  The presence of God was represented and presented to my mainly through my grandmother, my fathers mother.  I graduated high school in 1990 and went on to play athletics in college at Appalachian State University were I graduated with a BS degree in Communication in 1995. My first professional career move was as a Personal Trainer, and a short time later after moving to St. Louis, MO for four years went to school to obtain a Massage Therapy diploma.  In 2003 I moved to Maryville, TN with my ex and our daughter to begin her career as a Chiropractor and me continuiing work as a Personal Trainer/Massage Therapist.  After we split in 2006 I struggled for about a year before making a decision to go to chiropractic school myself.  I graduated in 2011 from Life University in Marietta, GA and now live in west Knoxville wife my wife and our four children and own and operate my practice, Blue Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD May 7, 2013 Testimony by Emmanuel Ihim

My name is Emmanuel Ihim, the first son of Mr and Mrs James Ihim who held from an obscure small village of Nzeoha in Nkwerre, Nigeria and who trained me in all the tenets of the religiosity of the Roman Catholicism, of which any attempt or contemplation of deviating from this religion was mated with severe punishment. I did, to the best of my ability conform to this ‘religious mandate’ while still indulging secretly to the sins I so much enjoy…

Until one blissful evening when strolling within the street in my neighbourhood, to join a friend-  another accomplice in sin, I literally saw myself in a mini crusade, and before I realise it, I had walked to the podium to answer an alter call. That single event that particular day changed my life and my world instantly. This event took place when I was 12 years, and by reason of that, I overcame multitudes of insurmountable and impossible negative situations and circumstances, which were as it may, my natural lot, but Now, being … Born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, But of God; For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  

Encapsulated and enveloped in this mystery and unreservedly submitting to His perfect will for my life, I became a recipient of His immeasurable grace, mercy and power in all the years past. By divine providence, I acquired Bachelors of Laws and Barrister–at-law respectively and acquired a vocation in law, even though I lost my father at an early age of 13 years. I went through several schools of Ministries to be equipped to serve Him in my area of calling and also hold a Diploma in Theology.

I have served the Lord variously in different Churches and Ministries in different nations, as well been to different mission fields. I am currently the Director to International Outreach Ministry of First Baptist Church Powell, TN. I am married to ‘mine own and only wife’, of whose entrance and welcome reinforced my faith and calling; and enabled me to appreciate and overcome the challenges of life, in a fragile world. On the 26th day of August 1996 against all odds, I got ‘wedded’ with my beloved and beautiful wife - Ifeoma Vivian Ihim (nee Ekezie) enviable spiritual life and ministry, are the springboard of my life, and the wings of comfort on which I fly, not away from adversities, difficulties and challenges but, through them. I am most glad, that this beautiful damsel, begot four children, who are godly vessels - Becky, Rachael, Emmanuel (Jnr), and Paul are the goodly and well beloved children, which the Lord has given to me, and along with my ‘dearly darling’ and ‘everly’ beloved’ wife, of whom, I am well pleased. To God be the Glory.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD April 30, 2013 Testimony by Wes Melton

Wes Melton was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He spent the first 20 years of his life living for himself, worshiping baseball, and pursuing the desires of the flesh and of the mind. In his junior year of college, October of 2005, he was convicted of his sin and his need for a Savior. He called on the name of the Lord and was saved.

Since his conversion he has been laboring in the Lord’s harvest seeking to compel men and women to be reconciled to God through Christ’s finished work on the cross.

In 2011 Wes graduated from Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, MN and moved to Knoxville where he started a ministry to encourage and equip men called to gospel proclamation.

He is blessed to be the husband of a god-fearing wife, the father of the most precious little girl in the world, and the director of Christ We Proclaim ministry.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD April 23, 2013 Testimony by Annie Minter Jones

I  am newly retired from Knoxville’s Community Action Committee as an employability case manager. I spent six years in that position at their East Neighborhood Center.  I know that I made a small difference working with area residents.  I found it personally fulfilling working as a resource person for “the least of these”.  A significant percentage of my clientele were individuals who could not pass a background check.

I love serving god and am a license minister. I enjoy volunteering for worthwhile causes.  I am a graduate of Knoxville’s Community Leadership Program.  Presently, I am a board member and volunteer with Connect Ministries and hold memberships with the Downtown Optimist and Delta Sigma Theta. 

I attended the University of Tennessee, Johnson Bible College and graduated from Knoxville College with a B.A. in Sociology. 

I am the widow of former Councilman and business owner, Casey C. Jones. We are the proud parents of three children: Karen (web designer), Casey Maurice (musician), and Keta Barnes (municipal judge).

I like visiting the sick and shut-in and it is a joy to pray for others.

 

Favorite past times are: reading, cooking, playing golf, traveling and looking at western movies.  I also enjoy gardening.   My best love is playing with my grandchildren.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD April 16, 2013 Testimony by Luckey Steele

 

Even though Luckey Steele has lived in many places around the globe, he seems to be drawn back to Tennessee – temporary home, until he moves to that eternal home with Christ Jesus.
 

As a child, Luckey was taught the simple truths of the Gospel – that he was a sinner. It did not matter the degree or amount of sin; what mattered was the saving grace of God. So at age 8, Luckey trusted in Christ and began a wonderful journey as a servant of the King.
 

This journey has included growing up on the mission field in Brazil, being called to pastor and teach, and serving in some diverse situations. As younger man, Luckey served in several Knoxville churches as a youth pastor. From 2006 to 2008, he and his wife, Christa, and their 3 children ministered to the English-speaking community in Oslo, Norway. Currently, he serves as pastor of City View Baptist Church here in Knoxville.
 

Like the Apostle Paul, Luckey has a passion to see people come to faith in Christ, to grow in their faith and then to share their faith as they go. “Him [Christ] we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28, NKJV).

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD April 9, 2013 Testimony by Jeremy Canfield

My name is Jeremy Canfield. I come from a small country town called Poestenkill N.Y. It is just east of Albany. This isn't about me anymore. I could give an seemingly endless account on how I messed up my life, from when I first came into accountability for my soul. I think this passage sums up my life particularly, "For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry." 1 Peter 4:3

Now that I look back on my life I can see God has been calling me for quite some time. Time and time again, not knowing his call, subjected me to a life of sinful nature. I really feel that when He called me this last time and I finally realized it was Him and came to know Jesus Christ as my savior, their was a sense of urgency. Now whether it was Him telling me He was going to, "kick rocks," so to speak on me, or that the world is getting close to his second coming and he's rounding up his troops, My testimony is all about what he has done for me. I look forward to giving you my testimony, and have confidence that he will use me as an empty vessel to lead someone to Christ, or strengthen ones faith, on account of my testimony. "For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." Habakkuk 1:5

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD April 2, 2013

Testimony by William D. Black, M. D., F. A. C. P.

Dr. Black was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and grew up working in his dad’s two bookstores, the Knox County Book Company, downtown, and the Vol Book Exchange, over at UT, behind Ellis & Ernest Drugstore. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, William Jennings Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis TN. He received his B. S. and M. D. degrees from the University of Tennessee in 1967. He was in the United States Army from 1969-1971 and served in Vietnam and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C. While in the Army, he received two Bronze Star Medals and an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Black completed his specialty training in Nephrology at UT Memphis in 1974. He has nine articles published in the medical literature. Dr. Black is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. In 1978, he started the Nephrology group at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. During his first wife’s illness with breast cancer, he wrote a book entitled Finding Strength in Weakness - A Study of Tribulation and Our Appropriate Response. He retired in August, 2010. He does volunteer work with Angelic Ministries and Jesus Centered Ministries and is spending more time with the grandchildren. He has presented medical lectures in Guatemala, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and China.

1982-1985 Served on the board of the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee

1985-1986 President of the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee

2006 Named Alumnus of the Year by the Alumni Association of Bryan College

2008-2010 Member Network 8 Medical Review Board
  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD March 26, 2013

Testimony by Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson, I am 32 years old and I was born and raised in Mount Vernon, NY. I now reside in Knoxville, TN in the Austin Homes community. I have been happily married to Kendria Robinson for almost 6 years and we have a total of 4; two mine and two hers. The oldest is Ashiya 14, Xavier is 13, Jordan is 11, and Adam Jr. is 10. I have been living in Knoxville for almost 6 years and my wife was born and raised here in the Karns area. While living in the Austin Homes community after being homeless, we where led to start a ministry named ServeOps that I am the pastor of. We have been running this ministry for the past 2 years out of our home and our emphasis is being the true church which is a community and this is done everyday. I also offer free haircuts to any child as long as they are in school (K-12) and I do this to use as a tool to minister the gospel. We also hold weekly bible studies and a service on Sundays, these are open to anyone and everyone. The ministry is not just me , but my whole family gets involved in building a community beginning in Austin Homes our own backyard.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD March 19, 2013 Testimony by Charles Hyder

As a young, lonely boy I always attended church, even though much of the time I was there to escape a very dysfunctional home. After a while I was convinced that I was a Christian because of my church attendance. I was baptized and accepted and never questioned my salvation. I married, graduated from UT and moved into the business world. Satan "turned me every which way but loose".

I was gloriously saved at 26 years of age; becoming a new person. At 30, I was called into the ministry and returned to school for 6 more years to prepare for the most important profession of all; to reach the lost and equip the church to follow Proverbs 3:27.

I pastored 5 churches in TN, GA, and TX, served as evangelist for 20 years, and headed up a non-profit ministry, A Voice for the Children, for 36 years. My wife and I continue to minister to poor, hurting children in Haiti.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD March 12, 2013

Testimony by Nancy Welch

My name is Nancy Welch. I live in the Lonsdale area of Knoxville with my husband James. We have a blended family of 7 children and 3 grandchildren. I am a native of Knoxville and a graduate from Karns High School. I have training as a CNA and Phlebotomist, however God opened up another door for me that isn’t even in the healthcare field. I currently work as a program specialist and volunteer coordinator for CAC’s Office on Aging Volunteer Assisted Transportation.

In 1997, I was saved , but I didn’t really know what it meant to be sold out and to live for God. I just went to church to say I was going and to be with my family. There was always an excuse for me – “I don’t understand; it’s all “greek” to me.” I really didn’t know what the bible had to say to me.

Well, with that mentality I began to live a godless life. I married a man that I thought I loved… He had grown up in the church most of his life and we continued to attend church. But there just seemed to be something missing. Then the marriage turned into a verbally and mentally abusive relationship. I wasn’t happy with myself and he was always telling me what was wrong with me.

So pretty soon, I thought hanging out with my friends on the social level after work (happy hour) would solve all my problems. I just needed some space. (What a lie from satan.) Well one thing led to another and Satan was running rampant in my life. I became addicted to drugs and alcohol and didn’t even want to go home to my husband and son.  Finally, I realized the reason I wasn’t happy was because I had put my Faith in everything but God. (cars, food, money, jobs, fun- “drugs”, so-called friends) I had tried to fill that God shaped hole in my heart with everything but the “Real True Thing” JESUS. So in all my mess, I asked my husband for a divorce and he granted me the divorce only to take custody of my son. I don’t think I have ever gone through something so hard. I then realized that I had messed up big time. It was going to have to take something to change me.

But along the way God made my ways prosperous and granted the desires of my heart. I had always prayed for a Godly man that would treat me with respect and truly lived for God. (not fake)

God did grant my desire – I met my current husband James and he told me he was living for the Lord and he didn’t party and didn’t have time for that. I saw how this man had so much joy in his heart. He really did mean what he said. He is always talking about God and singing God’s praises.

With many prayers God did a work in me. God supernaturally delivered me from myself. I quit the drugs “cold turkey”. And slowly stopped the drinking. This was God! Some of the situations I have been in – WOW! God was protecting me, even when I didn’t know he was. He never left my side, even when I turned my back on him. I thank God everyday for my deliverance. God is a restorer, a healer, provider, and  a deliverer. My family almost disowned me for some of the decisions I made. With many, many prayers, God worked on my behalf. My relationship with my family has been restored to the fullest.

I thank God everyday for his provision. We so often take for granted what God does for us.

-          He wakes us up with breath in our lungs

-          He puts food on our table, Gas in our cars

-          He allows us to walk and talk

-          He goes before us and gives us favor with man.

HE IS OUR JEHOVAH JIREH!!!

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD March 5, 2013 Testimony by Debbie Mason

Deborah Inklebarger Mason grew up in Luttrell, TN and still lives on the same farm that has been in her family for more than 100 years.

She has been very happily married for nearly 40 years to Gerald Mason, the funniest man in the world. Debbie was a homeschooling mom for 20 years to their 3 adult children; Jacob, Julie and Joseph. She has taught Bible for 25 years and is blessed to work and teach at Corryton Church.

Her hobbies are gardening, laughing with her husband and landscape design.
 
Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD February 26, 2013 Testimony by Ed Rosen

I was born in 1943 in Brooklyn NY. I was raised in a Jewish home although my parents were not religious. When I was nine years old my parents enrolled me in Hebrew school to study for my Bar Mitzvah (Son of the Law) which takes place at the age of thirteen. I studied under a very orthodox Jewish Rabbi. After my Bar Mitzvah I no longer had any interest in Judaism. In my latter teen years I began to wonder what the meaning of life was. I was never afraid of going to hell, my fear was that of oblivion. I enlisted in the United States Navy and first served on an Air Craft Carrier during the Cuban missile crisis. I then served aboard a submarine until my enlistment was up in 1965. While I was in the Navy I once again became interested in religion and converted to Roman Catholicism. Following the Navy I moved to Colorado where I worked as a cowboy, lumberjack, and in heavy construction. While in Colorado I became involved in the hippie movement and began to dabble in Eastern religions. I moved back to NY in 1968 and married my wife Suzi in 1971. We celebrated our 41st anniversary this past September. We have two sons and 4 granddaughters. In 1971 we took a trip out west. Some of my friends from the hippie days had become Christians and they witnessed to us. We were both converted at that time. In 1972 we moved to Colorado Springs where I began to be involved in ministry. In 1975 we moved to Texas to work with a Messianic ministry. After that I attended Bible school. In 1978 we moved back to NY and started a church in our home. I pastored that church for 18 years and then moved to Knoxville in 1994 and became part of the pastoral staff at Trinity chapel. I pastored several small house churches and then in 2011 returned to Trinity Chapel where I presently serve as a Bible teacher and house church leader.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD February 19, 2013 Testimony by Kitty Morgan

 

I was born in Blount County; one of five children - three brothers and one sister who is deceased.  My father was in the Air Force so I'm an Air Force brat who got to live in Michigan, Maryland, and Kansas growing up.  We ended up back in Blount County where we attended a small church called Salem Baptist and that's where I gave my life to Christ at the age of nine.  My family eventually moved to South Knoxville where we lived until after I graduated high school.
 

I was married for 21 years and have now been divorced for the past 15 years.  I have two children and five grandchildren.
I just retired from TVA the first of 2013 after working there for 33 years.
 

I have been a member of Corryton Baptist Church since 2005 and am a community group leader for a wonderful group of ladies.
 

I love working on projects around the house - carpentry, plumbing, electrical - and my prayer is that one day I can take what I've learned to help others.  More importantly, I love doing things that honor the Lord.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD February 12, 2013 Testimony by Victor Gosnell

I was born to John and Linda Gosnell in Knoxville , TN on 29 Sept. 1970. I was reborn in May of 1977 at 6 yrs old. My father was an evangelist and led me to faith in my Lord, Jesus Christ, a few weeks after watching 'The Ten Commandments.'

My family traveled as a Southern Gospel group, known as The Gospel Sounds- then The New Gospel Sounds, during my formative years. My father led many people to their salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. These years, though I missed many things that young people did, were some of the best years of my young life.

At the age of sixteen, I started feeling the Lord call me to follow Him in a more personal way. I wanted to learn more about Him, and I wanted to discover His will for my life. At the same time, I started singing with the family band, booking groups into churches, running sound at concerts, recording video, and working as the janitor at my local church. My father lost his job, became ill and could no longer travel after 1992.

In 1993, I started singing with The Revelations, and traveled with them for 2 yrs. Then in '95 and '96, I drove the bus for Cedar Ridge.

In 1997, I became a Baptist deacon.

In 1998, I married Patty Cole, and became a father to her two children - Brittany and Logan.

In 1999 our son, Johnathan was born. This same year, God led us to Trinity Chapel. And this was for another round of training for ministry.

In Nov. 2005, I accepted my call to the Gospel Ministry. In Jan 2009, we left Trinity to help a friend, Robert Mackey, pastor his congregation in Corryton, TN.

We returned to Trinity Chapel in July 2011, for yet another round of training.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD February 5, 2013 Testimony by Christine Cunningham

Kevin and Christine Cunningham lead an apostolic missions team in Colombia, South America. For the past six years they have been living in Pereira, Colombia, the capital of the coffee growing region. Pereira is centered in Colombia's power triangle formed by the cities of Medellin, Cali and Bogota.

The Cunninghams received their Bachelors Degrees in Biblical Studies with special emphasis in World Missions from Trinity College of Ministry in June of 1976. They are ordained ministers through Master Builders a Fellowship of New Testament Churches and are members Trinity Chapel in Knoxville, TN. Trinity Chapel, pastored by Neil Silverberg is the local sending church for the Cunninghams.

In the Late 1990's God called Kevin and Christine into the mission field. The Cunninghams had been successful business people who had purchased their dream “retirement” home when God revealed a different plan for their lives. They began a seven year process that included 4 years of Bible College, traveling throughout Latin America on short-term missions trips and selling their home and possessions.

August 1st, 1996 Kevin and Christine arrived with their 10 suitcases in Pereira, Colombia. It has been an amazing adventure! In six years they have planted 14 new churches including 3 among unreached people groups. One church is in the Pacific coast jungle with the Epena Pedee tribe and two churches with a central Andes mountains tribe, the Embera Chami.

The Cunninghams have seen thousands of Colombians respond to calls to repentance and God has been faithful to confirm his word with signs, wonders and miracles. God continues to open doors and the gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached to all of Colombia, from the poorest of the poor to business and government leaders.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD January 29, 2013 Testimony by Janette Lowe

My name is Janette Lowe. I live in Halls with my husband Bob. We have two sons and three granddaughters. I have no great successes in The Lord to share. I am not a minister, a youth leader, a teacher or a missionary. I am simply someone who for most of my life has RUN from the Lord. Physically abused as a child by my father, I made a vow at age sixteen "That no man would ever have dominion over me again." Unfortunately, I lived that vow. My desire to be in control of me, everyone else and every situation around me, was nearly my undoing.

I received Christ In 2001 but I gave Him my soul only. Thanks, but no thanks, I would run my own life. I kept my heart and mind for myself. BIG MISTAKE! Although I professed to being a Christian, I did not live it. There was no evidence. I never fully surrendered myself. My anger toward my dad was still a live ember that was burning bright. God started pursuing me in the spring of this year (2012). Filling me with a fear and anxiety that had me thinking I was physically sick or having a nervous breakdown. And when He had me at my lowest (that being the feeling I had no control over what was happening) He moved in. Directing me to Hebrews 10: 29 & 31 How much worse punishment do you suppose will he be thought worthy, who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of Grace? It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of The Living God! "Oh, dear God, that was me. That's what I had done!" And what God did next, I'm still reeling from!

What have I learned. Be very, very careful about claiming you have something so precious, but yet you trample it. Or maybe you never share it. For it is indeed a fearful thing to fall into the hands of The Living God! I can't wait to share my story with you!

In His Name and for His Glory,   Janette

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD January 22, 2013 Testimony by Ken Dyer

Ken Dyer is the President of Harvest Restoration Outreach Ministries, Inc., and also is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church.  HCF is a spiritual arm of Harvest ROC Ministries.

Pastor Dyer is a native of Knoxville, TN. and is a graduate of the old South High School in South Knoxville.  He is also a graduate of Johnson Bible College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ministry and Leadership.  Later, He received his Master of Theology and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Life Christian University, Knoxville Campus.

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD January 15, 2013

Testimony by Jacoby Yarbro

Testimony of Salvation:

          Growing up, I had always gone to church and had been taught about Jesus, but had never really given him me.  I never really got to know my mother, my grandmother gained custody of me at a young age and I have lived with her ever since, because my mother’s husband was a drunk and an addict.  I began to live with my grandmother at age 7 and she became my world.  After completing elementary school, my grandmother enrolled me into Knoxville Baptist Christian Schools (KBCS), where it was very different from where I came from.  At KBCS, I met people who were caring and seemed to worry for not just my academia life, by also my spiritual life.  During the first year of school there, I started to skip school, trying to hide away from those who seemed to show so much interest in who I could be.  After passing that phase, here came the summer of my seventh grade year, where I truly learned to accept Jesus, and depend on Him to get me into heaven.  (John 14:6)  I had always attended church, my home church since age 3 and gone to VBS, but had never really given my life over to him until that summer.  I attended a camp in Kentucky, where we had fun activities during the day and then had worship services at night.  This was a Thursday night in June, it was hot but, it was just about the last night of camp and we had a bon fire, and he preached on giving up things in our lives that hindrance us from God’s will.  From then on I decided that I wanted Jesus to use me and I felt him pull on my heart. 

Personal Call to Ministry:

          It had stated while at camp, wanting to go into the ministry, but I believe that it was more of an emotional response rather than something really spiritually built, but I will give it to be the beginning of what my future is to be.  After returning home and to school, I had been given the opportunity to preach in chapel service in which I took, but I didn’t continually pursue it.  I eventually moved on to wanting to be a police officer, and placed whatever God had begun dealing with my heart over and placed it in a box.  I got involved in volunteer work with the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) and from there I noticed a change.  Fast forward to me actually wanting to apply for the KPD police academy, I had submitted everything needed and felt I was slung around from left to write and then got denied.  After doing all that work and being denied, I became mad and depressed, and then began working with kids.  One of the SGTs for the police department asked if I would watch her children for a week and I accredit this to being the beginning of my ministry call.  I watched them and hung out with them and enjoyed being around them and felt my hurt easing and my heart going towards the kids.  After that, I began to become so much more active within my church, which had led to so much.  First, I help to implement a big brother type program for the older kids of my youth group to pair with a middle school kid, and from there I got a little brother.  Then, I started to be a Middle School Sunday School teacher, teaching and becoming inventive with ideas for the kids, getting them excited, which made me question, “Am I really to go in this direction Lord?”  Since then, I have been actively involved with the youth of my church, doing bible studies and taking them on activities and being the figure head for the youth of my church.      

          The Lord has led me in this direction and has convicted my heart to see more youth to come to him, to further his kingdom and not our own.  Every opportunity I get when working with children/youth uplifts my heart and I see the future when I am with them, as corny as that sounds. 

  Play   Stop Rewind FFWD January 8, 2013 Testimony by Jeffrey Harvel

 

In Psalm 51:15-17 David prayed: "O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart - these, O God, You will not despise" (NKJV).
 

From 1977 to 1992, Almighty God broke Jeff in every way that He can break a man: emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. During the process of brokenness, the Lord gave him a new heart; a heart broken for a lost world. Highly motivated and driven toward a legal and political career, Jeff saw the hand of God redirect his life completely.
 

On April 24, 1992, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus to do the work of an evangelist. Since this time, God has used Jeff in a variety of ways to reach hundreds of people for the
kingdom. He has no desire to do any other work.