Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day: A Day To Remember



A touching video to our fallen Heroes.  Below are those in the video:

Army Pfc. Ryan R. Berg
Marine Sgt. Gary S. Johnston
Army Sgt. James J. Regan
Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris
Army Spc. Jonathan K. Smith
Army Sgt. Robert M. McDowell
Army Pfc. Katie M. Soenksen
Army Spc. Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda
Army Cpl. Gregory N. Millard
Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer
Army Sgt. Keith A. Kline
Army Spc. Kamisha J. Block
Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho
Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Kevin R. Bewley

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Home Invasion

I experienced a "home invasion" last evening from a strange singing group...



Thank you Sonja, Sarah and Alexx St. John for the birthday serenade.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Men's Meeting In Tallahassee

Evangelist James Croft will be guest speaker during the monthly men's meeting of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in June.  The meeting on Monday, June 7, 2010 begins at 6:30pm at the church office located at 3471 N. Monroe Street, Suite 3, in Tallahassee, Florida.  For more information or directions call (850) 222-6900.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Praise Christian Assembly Sunday Morning

I will be preaching at Praise Christian Assembly near Graham on Sunday, May 30, 2010.  The morning worship service begins at 10:30am.  Praise Christian Assembly is located on County Road 18 east of Graham, Florida.

Addresses For Newsletter Mailing

The James Croft Evangelistic Association is preparing a news and information newsletter for mailing to those interested in our ministry efforts.  The publication called "Walking With The Giant" will serve as an introduction to our ministry projects, as well as, information about the JCEA and the preaching ministry of Evangelist James Croft.  If you, your church, or others would like to receive the publication, please send us names and mailing addresses via e-mail by Wednesday, June 2, 2010.  The one-time paper is scheduled for mailing the middle of June.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saddle-up For VBS

A humorous promo video for Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida.



Watch all of the JCEA videos on YouTube or download them on iTunes.

Evangelist Ralph Preaches Youth Services

Paolo Mohenu Memorial Presby Church in Teshie-Accra, Ghana was the site of a five day youth revival for the Teshie District Young People's Guild (YPG).  JCEA Ghana Ministry Coordinator Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi preached three of the services.

I received an e-mail from Edward Sowah, president of the Young People's Guild in Teshie, with some photos from the event.  He said, "By the grace of God our prayers was answered and we thank you for joining us to pray for the success of our 2010 revival."  He also said the Lord our God is still in the miracle business.

After some additional training Evangelist Ralph will make the long, hard journey back to Bimbilla, located in the Northern Region of Ghana.  He ministers in several villages in the area.

View photos from the 2010 Ghana Youth Revival.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First Baptist Lake Butler Donates Bibles

My home church, First Baptist of Lake Butler, Florida, recently collected an offering for a Bible distribution in Ghana, West Africa.  JCEA Ghana Ministry Coordinator Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi is now serving in the Northern Region of the West Africa nation and has found a great need for Bibles in the villages he is serving.  FBC Lake Butler collected over $1100 during morning worship for the purchase of the Bibles.

Evangelist Ralph reports the Bibles were purchased on Friday and distribution will begin within two weeks.  He was able to purchase approximately 200 bibles with the funds.  A majority of the bibles, 140, are in the Good News Version, an English translation.  English is the official language in Ghana, but many others are also spoken.  Sixty of the bibles are in a language known as Dagoba, which is spoken by many in Ralph's area of ministry.

Evangelist Ralph says this donation will be a great help in sharing the Gospel in this very rural area of Ghana.

I would like to thank my pastor, Jason Johns, and my church family for being sensitive to the needs that exist in a country that is far from the streets of Lake Butler.  May God richly bless you for your support.  I use the scripture that Evangelist Ralph has often quoted to me:

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”    Luke 6:38 (NKJV)

For more information about the Ghana ministry of James Croft Evangelistic Association visit these links:

JCEA Ghana Ministry
Ghana Ministry News
Evangelist Ralph on Facebook

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tamara Lowe

See if you can keep up with this...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Milton singing "The Man Song"

...and folks wonder why I'm still single.  8-)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Magician Ramana For KLM Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines used the magician Ramana to launch their Economy Comfort Zone service.




NOTE: Our mission team has flown KLM in our trips to Ghana, West Africa.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Praise Christian Assembly Scheduled

It's always a difficult time when a church loses it's pastor.  It can be even more traumatic when the pastor passes away.  Praise Christian Assembly in Graham, Florida is now dealing with this situation.  I ask you to join me in praying for the congregation as they heal and search for God's man to lead them.  I will be preaching at the church on Sunday, May 30, 2010.  The morning worship service begins at 10:30am.

Praise Christian Assembly is located on County Road 18 east of Graham, Florida.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lacoochee Revival Underway

Pictured (left to right) are FBC Lacoochee Pastor Eldridge Parrish, Evangelist James Croft and former Florida pastor and Director of Missions Lawson Jolly of Dade City.  (Photo courtesy of Judith Jolly)

Revival services will continue at First Baptist Church of Lacoochee at 7pm tonight through Thursday with Evangelist James Croft preaching.  The church is located at 21012 Bower Road in Lacoochee, Florida.  For more info call Pastor Eldridge Parrish at (352) 583-3445.

You can listen to a Moody Radio Florida interview with Evangelist James Croft about the revival at this link.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Childbirth at 65

With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit.

'May I see the new baby?' I asked

'Not yet,' She said 'I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.'

Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, 'May I see the new baby now?'

'No, not yet,' She said.

After another few minutes had elapsed,

I asked again, 'May I see the baby now?'

'No, not yet,' replied my friend.

Growing very impatient, I asked, 'Well, when can I see the baby?'

'WHEN HE CRIES!' she told me.

'WHEN HE CRIES?' I demanded. 'Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?'

'BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM, O.K.?!!'

Friday, May 14, 2010

Returning To FBC Lacoochee

I will be returning to First Baptist Church of Lacoochee beginning Sunday, May 16, 2010 to preach revival services.  The meeting will kick-off with the church's homecoming at 9:45am with a gospel sing featuring Mission Outreach Band.  The homecoming activities continue at 11am with the first revival service followed by dinner-on-the-grounds.  The services will continue at 7pm nightly Sunday-Wednesday. The church is located at 21012 Bower Road in Lacoochee, Florida.  For more info call Pastor Eldridge Parrish at (352) 583-3445.

You can listen to a Moody Radio Florida interview with Evangelist James Croft about the revival at this link.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Moody Radio Florida Interview

Evangelist James Croft was interviewed Tuesday by Steve Krumlauf of Moody Radio Florida.  The interview aired this morning during New Day Florida with Ron and Kate.  The subject of the discussion included the upcoming revival meeting at First Baptist Church of Lacoochee and James The Giant's road to becoming an evangelist.  The interview is available online at this link.  Moody Radio Florida has a large coverage area broadcasting with four stations in central and south Florida.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Motivation

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pine Grove Baptist In June

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Ron Thompson at Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, June 6, 2010 beginning at 11am.  The church is located at 1989 N US Highway 441 in Lake City, Florida.  For more information or directions call the church at (386) 752-2664.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Good News For Kids

"The Good News For Kids" is a Flash Gospel presentation geared for small kids... colorful and fun.

Friday, May 07, 2010

West Virginia Revival Scheduled

I have schedule my first-ever revival meeting in the state of West Virginia at the end of August.  In fact, this will be my first visit to the "Mountaineer State".  I will be preaching at North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton beginning at 11am on Sunday, August 29, 2010.  The services will continue at 7pm Sunday-Wednesday night September 1st.  For more information or directions call Pastor Dan Powers at (304) 567-2015.

Great Time At Antioch

I had a great time sharing God's Word with Antioch Baptist Church this week during their revival services.  The crowds grew larger with each service, and the Lord certainly "showed up and showed out" with one being saved and many others rededicating their life to Christ!  Even with the blessings received this week, the next few weeks and months will reveal whether true revival is underway at Antioch.  I believe this week is just the start of great things to come!

If you live in the Live Oak area or are visiting, Pastor David McKeithen and everyone at Antioch Baptist would love to have you visit with them for worship.  The church is located at 5203 County Road 795 north of Live Oak, Florida. For more information on service times or directions call (386) 362-3101.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Lacoochee Revival Begins May 16th


I will be preaching revival services at First Baptist Church of Lacoochee beginning Sunday, May 16, 2010  The meeting will kick-off with the church's homecoming at 11am.  The services will continue at 7pm nightly Sunday-Wednesday. The church is located at 21012 Bower Road in Lacoochee, Florida.  For more info call Pastor Eldridge Parrish at (352) 583-3445.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Antioch Meeting Underway

I began preaching revival services yesterday at Antioch Baptist Church north of Live Oak, Florida.  The morning and evening services were both well attended.  Several people rededicated their life to Christ and many came to the altar for prayer.  I also had a wonderful time of fellowship during the afternoon with Pastor David McKeithen and his wife Caroline.

The revival services will continue at 7pm nightly through Wednesday.  If you are unable to attend, please join us in prayer for the Lord to move mightily during these services.  The church is located at 5203 County Road 795 north of Live Oak, Florida. For more information or directions call Pastor Dave McKeithen at (386) 362-3101.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Live Oak Meeting Begins Tomorrow


Revival services begin tomorrow morning at Antioch Baptist Church near Live Oak  The services will begin on Sunday at 11am and 6pm. The meeting will continue Monday-Wednesday, May 3-5th at 7pm nightly. Antioch Baptist Church is located at 5203 County Road 795 north of Live Oak, Florida. For more information or directions call Pastor Dave McKeithen at (386) 362-3101.