Monday, August 30, 2010

WELD-FM Radio Interview

The revival services at North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton, West Virginia is off to a great start.  The Sunday morning service had an attendance of 217 people and over 100 returned for the evening service.  The morning service was also the church's homecoming and was followed by dinner-on-the-grounds.  The Lord blessed and moved in each service with many coming to the altar for prayer.

The church arranged for a 15 minute block of time on WELD 101.7 FM in Fisher, West Virginia this morning for an interview with me and an excerpt from one of my sermons.  North Fork's Minister of Youth Todd Bruce conducted the interview which began at 11:15am.  Todd is pictured on the left with WELD's Alan Yokum and James Croft. You can listen to the interview by pressing "P" on the player below.





The music for each service is under the direction of Randy Spurgeon from the West Virginia Baptist Convention.  The meeting continues at 7pm nightly through Wednesday.  For more information or directions call Pastor Dan Powers at (304) 567-2015.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Leaving For The Mountaineer State Saturday


I  will be leaving tomorrow for my first visit to the "Mountaineer State".  I will be preaching revival services at North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton, West Virginia beginning at 11am on Sunday, August 29, 2010.  The Sunday morning service will also be the church's Homecoming.  The services will continue at 7pm Sunday-Wednesday night September 1st.  For more information or directions call Pastor Dan Powers at (304) 567-2015.  Please be in prayer for my travel and for the services.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Five Days Until West Virginia Meeting

My first revival meeting at North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton, West Virginia will begin this Sunday, August 29th.  Please be in prayer for these services.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Baker County Election Coverage

I will be providing live coverage of election results in my home county tomorrow night (August 24, 2010) on WJXR 92.1 FM. The results will be broadcast from the Baker County Supervisor of Elections office in Macclenny, Florida.  Baker County will vote on two school board seats, one county commission slot as well as state and federal offices in Tuesday's primary.  I'll provide the first report around 6:45pm followed by updates as local results become available.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Evergreen Services Tomorrow


I will be preaching at Evergreen Baptist Church this Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 2509 224th Street, just off SR247, south of Lake City, Florida.  Please be in prayer for this church as they are searching for a pastor.

Muslim Mosque Poll Results

Our Blog Poll #30 question was, "Should a Muslim mosque be built near Ground Zero in New York City?" and the results are:

  • Yes, because the U.S. has freedom of religion 1 (4%)
  • No, it's too close to Ground Zero 20 (90%)
  • Undecided 1 (4%)
  • I don't care either way 0 (0%)
Total Votes: 22

Thank you for participating.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Flashback 1984

With upcoming elections in Florida (and elsewhere), I'm having flashbacks to 1984.  Here's a blast from my past history...


WJXT Channel 4 Eyewitness News in Jacksonville, Florida broadcast this news story about 3'10" tall James Croft of Olustee being elected to the Baker County Commission from District 1.  The story was featured on the station's 6pm news in November of 1984.  Tom Wills is the anchor on this broadcast and Ted Brown is the reporter in a segment called "Off The Road".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad

***WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO***

Tredegar Comprehensive School and Gwent Police (UK) present a drama entitled 'COW' - The film that will stop you from texting and driving,

The four-minute sequence involves British student actors and crews -- and is part of a larger 30-minute drama produced and directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes, an award winning former BBC producer who is also a lecturer for the Documentary Film & Television department at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design in Wales. This drama was made for, and with, the Gwent Police Department, located approximately 150 miles west of London.

This is powerful!

***WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO***


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Evergreen Baptist On Sunday

I will be preaching at Evergreen Baptist Church this Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 2509 224th Street, just off SR247, south of Lake City, Florida.  Please be in prayer for this church as they are searching for a pastor.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Counting Down To West Virginia Revival Services

Only 12 days until my first revival meeting at North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton, West Virginia.  Please be in prayer for these services.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Preaching On 'Love' Wednesday Night


I will complete a series on Faith, Hope and Love this Wednesday night at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. I spoke on "Faith" and "Hope" Sunday morning and night as I am filling in for my pastor, Jason Johns.  The final message on "Love" will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 18th.  The church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.  For more information or directions call the church at (386) 496-3704.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blog Poll: Mosque Near Ground Zero

Our Blog Poll feature has returned to this site. The latest poll (#30) is featured in the left-hand column of this site. The poll question asks, "Should a Muslim mosque be built near Ground Zero in New York City?" Voting in the unscientific poll will end on Thursday night.

NOTE: If you would like to share additional thoughts on this subject, just click "comments" below.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Are You A Triskadekaphobic?

tris·kai·deka·pho·bia

Pronunciation: \ˌtris-ˌkī-ˌde-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə, ˌtris-kə-\
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek treiskaideka thirteen (from treis three + kai and + deka ten) + New Latin phobia
Date: circa 1911
: fear of the number 13
Source: Merriam-Webster Online Search

Do you have a fear of the number "13"?
Even though it is Friday the 13th, this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!

How about you?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lake Butler First Wednesday And Sunday


I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jason Johns at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler on Wednesday, August 11th at 6:30pm and on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 9:30am, 11am and 6pm.  The church is located 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.  For more information or directions call the church at (386) 496-3704.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ghana Bible Distribution Update and Bawku Revival

Evangelist Raphael (Ralph) Adjei Kingbi will be traveling into the Upper East Region of Ghana to lead revival services next week.  The meeting will be held at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Bawku Municipality August 15-20, 2010.  Evangelist Ralph pastors a church in the Northern Region of the West Africa country and serves as the Ghana Ministry Coordinator for James Croft Evangelistic Association.  The JCEA led several outdoor evangelistic events in Teshie, Accra in 2002-2004.

The Bawku Municipality, which is the second largest commercial city in the Upper East Region, has since 2007, been in turmoil, as a result of a communal violence between the Kusasis and the Mamprusis.  Evangelist Ralph reports the entire district in under a 10pm curfew and the conflict has affected church life.

"This revival will hopefully, by the Grace of God, bring back the love for worship," said Evangelist Ralph.

Please be in prayer for Ralph's travel, safety, and for the Lord to anoint him to preach the Gospel with His power and authority.

Ralph also reports the distribution of Bibles provided by a partnership between JCEA and First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, Florida is continuing.

"I have two boxes left (out of ten), one English and one local languages. I wish I have a camera to send you pictures of the distributions," he said.

Please pray the Lord will bless every copy of His Word that is distributed and each recipient.

Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV):
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
      It shall not return to Me void,
      But it shall accomplish what I please,
      And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Links for additional info about this story:

First Baptist Lake Butler Donates Bibles

'Enough of Bawku Conflict' Upper East Students at UDS Cry Out

Action Aid Ghana trains Journalists in U/E on conflict reporting

You can assist the JCEA and Evangelist Ralph in this ministry by investing financially by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.
Ghana Ministry Donation
Click this button to make a donation to the JCEA Ghana Ministry.  Donations will be used to cover expenses in evangelism efforts, discipleship and children's programs.
 
To make a contribution by check or money order follow this link.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Investing In The JCEA

Financial donations to this ministry is a subject that I rarely post about on this site, nor do I talk about it when preaching in churches.  However, since I am a "vocational evangelist", I am asked from time to time about the way to financially invest in the work the Lord has entrusted to me.

If you are willing to become an ongoing (or one-time) financial contributor to this ministry just click "Donate" below.


Credit Card, Check or Money Order


You may also consider discussing with your church leaders about the feasibility of becoming a church-partner with us through financial support.

May God richly bless you for your prayers and support of this ministry!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tebow: Football, NFL not source of true success

CUMMING, Ga. (BP)--With dozens of kids toting Florida Gator signable footballs or miniature orange football helmets, or decked out in blue jerseys with "15" on the back -- and grown-ups wearing their game-day Gator shirts -- it could have been October in Gainesville, Fla.

Instead, the site was First Redeemer Church, a sprawling, 4,000-member SBC church in Cumming, Ga., right in the middle of Georgia Bulldog and Georgia Tech country. The draw was Tim Tebow.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound former University of Florida Gator, Heisman Trophy winner and new Denver Bronco quarterback spoke to 4,800 in two packed worship services and at a breakfast on Sunday, July 4 as part of the church's annual "God and Country Day."

Read more of this article on Baptist Press.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

California's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned by Federal Judge

Federal Judge Overturns California's Gay Marriage Ban

After years of legal wrangling, a federal judge rules in a landmark case that California's Proposition 8 — which bans gay marriage in the state— is unconstitutional, but puts stay on ruling while appeal is pursued.

Read more of this story on FOX News.



Landmark: Judge overturns Calif. 'gay marriage' ban

SAN FRANCISCO (BP)--A federal judge Wednesday handed down a landmark decision that could impact religious freedom and lead to the reversal of traditional marriage laws in every state, striking down California's voter-approved constitutional amendment that banned "gay marriage" and ruling it violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection and due process clauses.

Read more of this story on Baptist Press.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Spongebob Squarepants Bowling

This is one of those games that will drive you crazy!

Spongebob Squarepants Underwater Bowling

Graham On Sunday Morning

I will be preaching at Praise Christian Assembly near Graham on Sunday, August 1, 2010.  The morning worship service begins at 10:30am.  Praise Christian Assembly is located on County Road 18 east of Graham, Florida.

Sunday, August 01, 2010