Striving to be a more effective and prepared servant
From early on in life my desire has been to follow God and serve Him in any capacity that was available to me. My grandparents, who actively involved me in the spiritual life of our family, raised me in a Christian household.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was nine years old. As a teenager I felt a strong, consuming desire to do more with my life, especially as it related to life within the local church. After much prayer and spiritual counseling, I answered the call to preach when I was 16 and delivered my first sermon when I was 17, becoming the fourth generation of pastors/ministers in my family. Eventually, my responsibilities within the local church increased. I have served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in Missouri and Texas.
Mabee Challenge Grant
Central Receives Challenge Grant from the Mabee Foundation
The J.E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma has issued a $500,000 challenge grant to Central for housing. The challenge grant means Central has to secure $1,000,000 in new gifts/pledges for the next phase of our capital campaign. Once Central has $1,000,000 in new pledges, the Mabee Foundation will award the $500,000 challenge grant.
The new pledges have to be secured by October 1, 2011.
The housing component of our campaign is flexible housing intended to be used a variety of ways.