Awakening the Church

to Evangelize the World

Our Mission

We seek to empower the Body of Christ to awaken through revival, mature through discipleship and arise through evangelism as we make way for our soon-coming King, Jesus Christ.

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Revival

A sleeping church cannot reach a dying world with the life-saving message of the Gospel.

to awaken the church
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Discipleship

Any obstacles that prevent the church from reaching the lost must be addressed and removed.

to mature the church
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Evangelism

The church is God’s plan A to reach the world with the Gospel and there is no plan B.

to see the church arise

Our Strategy

How we accomplish our mission

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Speaking

Preaching the truth of God's Word boldly in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

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Publishing

Offering Bible-centered books, study guides and other devotional materials.

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Online

Connect with us via social media, our YouTube channel and our website.

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Our Areas of Influence

Where we accomplish our mission

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Local

Ministering locally in the area of Dayton, Ohio, in churches and on the streets.

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National

Ministering nationally in the United States through our speaking and online ministries.

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International

Ministering internationally in multiple countries throughout the world with the Gospel message.

Our Core Values

Values that define our ministry

Authenticity

Matt 23:3
Eph 4:25
2 Cor 1:12
1 Jn 1:7

FAITH

Rom 10:17
Heb 11:1
2 Cor 5:7
Mk 9:23

URGENCY

Jn 9:4
Matt 24:42-44
1 Cor 7:29-31
Rev 12:12

INTEGRITY

2 Cor 8:21
Lk 16:10
Titus 2:7
Prov 11:3

TRUTH

2 Tim 2:15
Jn 8:31-32
Eph 4:15
Heb 4:12

GOD'S GLORY

1 Cor 10:31
Matt 5:16
Rom 11:36
Isa 42:8

Recent News

SPEAKING MINISTRY: APR-MAY 2024 UPDATE

SPEAKING MINISTRY: APR-MAY 2024 UPDATE

The Holy Spirit is moving!

Here are the highlights from our speaking ministry for the months of April and May:

 

 

Leading Worship at Bethel Christian Assembly of God- Beavercreek, Ohio

What a privilege it was to be invited to lead worship in Beavercreek, Ohio at Bethel Christian Assembly of God. I seldom lead worship in this season of ministry, and to have the opportunity to lead with my oldest daughter, Abigail, made it even more special. As I was thinking about the service, it came to me how merciful the Lord has been to restore our family and allow me to minister with my daughter, who was less than a year old when I went to Pure Life Ministries Residential Program. How great the Lord has been, and His presence was with us during the worship time that morning in a special way.

 

 

 

First Assembly of God- Xenia, Ohio

I had the opportunity to preach to the wonderful congregation at Xenia First Assembly of God this April. This is the church that my wife and her family attended for many years when she was growing up. It’s located in a beautiful, historic building in downtown Xenia. Pastor Kevin and Lisa welcomed us warmly and led us into the presence of God through worship. I spoke about the significance of the blood of Jesus and we took communion together at the end of the message. It was a great service and we were grateful to see some old friends, and make some new ones.

 

 

 

Englewood Christian Assembly of God- Englewood, Ohio

I preached two services with Pastors Tim and Lisa Scarborough at Englewood Christian Assembly of God. In the morning, I spoke about the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the need for us to make this gift a part of our daily lives. Several came forward to seek the baptism, and others for a fresh touch from God. That evening, I spoke about the need to press into the presence of God like never before. His presence was in the service in a tangible way. At the end of the message, we gathered together as a group and had a time of activating the spiritual gifts. Many had words of exhortation and encouragement to share. It was a great Sunday in Englewood!

 

 

 

Pure Life Ministries Annual Conference- The Ark Encounter

I was invited to minister at Pure Life Ministries’ Annual Conference at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. It was a powerful conference, and the Lord worked in the lives of so many attendees, including myself. I have an article dedicated to the details of that event, including the video link for the conference message I preached called, “The Truth About Deception”. You can read that article on our website here.

 

 

 

Miamisburg Assembly of God- Miamisburg, Ohio

My wife, Brittany, was invited to preach the Mother’s Day service at our home church, Miamisburg Assembly of God. She is an important part of our ministry, and much of what she does is behind the scenes. It was a blessing to hear her speak and use her gift of communication to minister the Word. She spoke about Moses’ mother, Jochebed, and gave several points from her life on how to raise kids as a godly mother. It was a great service and we were all challenged to raise our kids according to the ways of God.

 

 

 

Pure Life Ministries Residential Chapel- Dry Ridge, Kentucky

I travelled to Pure Life Ministries to speak on campus three times in April-May:

First Service- I preached a message about communion called “His Broken Body and Shed Blood.” The message came from the story of Jesus instituting the Lord’s supper in Matthew 26. As I studied the rich history and tradition of the communion ceremony, the beauty and sobriety of the practice came to the surface. When we took communion together at the end of the service, it gave it a renewed significance.

 

Second Service– On a Wednesday night, I offered a class to the students with a special focus on the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The men who wanted to attend were invited to stay afterwards for a time of seeking the Holy Spirit. So many men came forward, and the Lord ministered His presence in a special way. Several testimonies came in from that night of how the Lord worked in the lives of those who were hungry for His presence.

 

Third Service– The second Sunday that I preached in the residential chapel came from the text of John 17. As I meditated on Jesus’ prayer for Himself, His disciples, and all those who would follow them (including us), several points became clear from the text. Just the fact that John gives us a snapshot into the prayer life of Jesus is incredible. But to also hear His prayer for us is amazing. His intercession in chapter 17 continues to be answered in countless ways as we glorify the Lord, enjoy God’s love and live out the calling of His disciples today.

 

 

Outpouring of the Seekers Tent Revival- McArthur, Ohio

I was the first speaker for a series of revival meetings that involved several churches in Vinson County. A tent was setup at Calvary Assembly of God in McArthur, and the public was invited to join us for these meetings. It was a blessing to meet believers from several denominations, coming together in unity to seek the Lord. I spoke about the importance of the fire of God in our lives and our need to seek after the Lord like never before. The people were very responsive, and the Lord moved in a beautiful way in the altar time.

 

I’m so grateful for how the Lord continues to move as we go into various settings to preach the Gospel. Thank you to all who are praying and supporting our ministry. You are vital to this work, and we feel your prayers everywhere we go. If you would like to connect with us for prayer requests, to book a service, or to donate, you can do so right here on our website.

SPEAKING MINISTRY: PURE LIFE MINISTRIES CONFERENCE – MAY 2024

SPEAKING MINISTRY: PURE LIFE MINISTRIES CONFERENCE – MAY 2024

A heavy-hitting conference on the theme of truth.

The 24th Annual Pure Life Conference this year was both sobering and encouraging. This year’s theme was, “Truth: It will set you free and it will keep you free.” I had the privilege of taking part in several sessions, including emceeing the Pre-Conference, hosting two question and answer panel discussions, and speaking in one of the main sessions.

The Pre-Conference on Thursday was tailored toward marriages and families. Pastor Jeff and Rose Colon shared about the need for truth in our marriages. Adam and Shelly Gardner spoke from a parenting perspective. They gave a lot of practical advice about raising kids separated from the world and pursuing the things of God. The third Pre-Conference session was a Q and A with those two couples and myself. We answered questions about how to develop a godly marriage and how to raise children in a godly home despite the overarching godlessness in our culture.

The first main conference session on Friday morning was preached by Pastor Steve Gallagher, the President and Founder of Pure Life Ministries. His message was called “The Eternal Word of Truth.” He gave us an accurate depiction of the deception that is taking place in the world all around us. Then, he encouraged us to dig into the Word of God like never before. Too often, believers allow other things to become a priority over our time in the Word, but neglecting that area of our spiritual lives is certain to lead us into deception.

That afternoon, I hosted a men’s Roundtable Discussion on the topic, “Walking in the Truth in Daily Life.” Many questions came in for the panel and we were able to hear various viewpoints on how to practically live in the truth and avoid deception. The panel was made up of five Pure Life graduates including myself. It was a blessing to learn from each man’s unique perspective on how the Lord has taught them to walk in His truth since their time in the program.

My message was called, “The Truth About Deception.” In it, I shared the stories of five people from the New Testament and how they each were deceived in different ways. I spoke about Judas Iscariot and how proximity with Jesus should not be confused with intimacy. Demas provides an example of someone deceived by love for this world. Agrippa was deceived to think he had more time to make the most important decision of his life. Pontius Pilate was controlled by the fear of man. And Saul the Pharisee was blinded by his own religious effort and zeal until he encountered Jesus and came out of deception. I realized as I prepared this message that every deception from the beginning of time until now is really founded upon allegiance toward ourselves rather than God. It is when we exalt ourselves that we end up becoming deceived. And the way out is to embrace the truth and apply it humbly to our lives. To watch the full message, please check it out at the link below.

Saturday morning’s session was preached by Brother Dave Leopold, who ministers at the Faith Homes in Zion, Illinois. He shared truths about the need for us to walk in humility as believers in his message, “Jesus, God’s Truth.” His simple but compelling call to believers to live in lowliness and humility is always refreshing.

Pastor Jeff had the final session and preached a message called “Truth in the Inner Parts.” He was the President of Pure Life Ministries at the time I was in the program. He now pastors Lighthouse on the Rock Church in Dry Ridge, Kentucky and runs the Lighthouse Biblical Counseling Center. One thing that always sticks out to me about his ministry is how much he honors the authority and power of Scripture. His session called us to live in the truth of God’s Word in every area of our lives.

The conference closed with the banquet on Saturday night. There were two powerful video presentations shown. The first was the story of a couple who went through Pure Life Ministries in 2018, detailing the incredible miracle the Lord did in their lives and marriage. The second video highlighted all that Pure Life does outside of its residential program, including their phone program for men and women, overseas work with PLM Brazil, social media and publishing ministries as well as their work in prisons throughout the USA. However, the highlight of the banquet for myself and many others is when the men currently in the residential program sang in the choir. It is always moving to hear men crying out to the Lord in desperation, as well as a reminder of where I was 13 years ago. I’m so grateful for the mercy of God!

I am so thankful for how the Lord orchestrated this year’s conference, and always humbled to be asked to be a part of such a great time of ministry. For more information about Pure Life, please visit their website at: www.purelifeministries.org

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SPEAKING MINISTRY: FEB-MAR 2024 UPDATE

SPEAKING MINISTRY: FEB-MAR 2024 UPDATE

God is on the move!

February and March were packed with amazing ministry opportunities. Here’s are the highlights:

Men’s Meeting, Multiply Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

I had the privilege of speaking for the men’s ministry at Multiply Church. Pastor TJ Wolfe brought me in as the speaker for an event called “Guys and Ribeyes.” We had a great time of fellowship, enjoyed an amazing meal together and then had a service. As I was preparing for the event, I felt that the Lord wanted me to share specifically about letting go of regret as men. So often, regrets can paralyze us and prevent us from fully stepping into our calling to be men of God. Several men came forward for prayer and shared some deep needs in their lives. I’m grateful for the work of the Holy Spirit and I believe that the Lord accomplished something special in many hearts.

Impact Men’s Conference, Lancaster, Ohio

Several churches came to together to put on a conference for men called Impact. I was one of two speakers that were invited to minister. The conference was held at New Hope Assembly of God. It was refreshing to be with a large gathering of men, willing to spend time on a Saturday seeking after the Lord in worship and hearing the Word. The worship time was rich, and we had two main sessions. Coach Dave Daubenmire with Pass the Salt Ministries shared in the first service. He gave a passionate plea for men to wake up, to realize the times we are living in, and to rise up and be the men God has called us to be in our day. I spoke in the afternoon session, sharing my testimony and speaking on the topic of purity. I asked anyone who wanted to receive Christ for the first time or rededicate their lives to Christ to stand at their seats, and several stood and prayed a prayer of repentance. We had a great time of ministry at the altars, and the Lord did what only He can do.

New Hope Assembly of God, Lancaster, Ohio

I was blessed to be given the privilege to speak at New Hope Assembly of God for their Sunday morning and evening services. As Pastor Randy Perkins and I spoke about the weekend, the Lord laid on my heart to speak on the topic of revival. On Sunday morning, I shared a message about how to kindle a fire in our churches. I spoke about the mistake many churches make in waiting on the Lord to move, rather than doing what Jesus has called us to do, and stirring up the fire of revival as we go. That evening, I spoke about the fire of God and how it is supposed to impact our lives, in ways that are sometimes painful to our flesh. In both services, the presence of the Lord was evident. Many were touched by the Holy Spirit as we ministered at the altars, and the people were very responsive. It was a great weekend in the Lord!

Pure Life Ministries Residential Chapel, Dry Ridge, Kentucky

I preached a message called “Questions and Answers” with Jesus at Pure Life Ministries’ Residential Chapel. The passage of Scripture was from Matthew 22 when Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment. I spoke about the high priority that the Scriptures place on love. At the end of the message, Pastor Steve had all of the men and the staff go outside. We expressed our brotherly love for one another verbally and with a hug. It was a powerful time and several men were really impacted by the love of Christ pouring through others. It was a great reminder of what Jesus said was the most important thing, to love God with all of our heart, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

International Trip: Nicaragua

We had a phenomenal trip to Nicaragua this March. We combined a speaking ministry trip with a medical team and the results were amazing. We personally ministered to over 300 people in two impoverished communities. Many responded to the invitation to receive Christ, others were physically healed and all received attention to their physical needs. We experienced a move of the Holy Spirit in every service where I preached and we saw salvation, healing, deliverance and many lives touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are so grateful for our connection with missionaries Rob and Nita Wehrley, and look forward to continuing our work in that country. 

For a detailed report on this trip, you can go to our article here.

Kettering Assembly of God, Kettering, Ohio

I had the great privilege of ministering at my former church, Kettering Assembly of God. Pastor Josh Plaisance invited me to speak as part of their 75 year anniversary celebration. After sharing an update on what God has done in our life and ministry over the last few years, I had a message on my heart about the need for the church to reach the lost. It was a heavy message, but the congregation was responsive. After the message, we had a time of crying out to the Lord for souls together. Then, I felt led to pray for those who wanted an increased evangelistic zeal. We prayed for several people and I believe the Lord stirred up many hearts for the harvest. Praise the Lord for a great morning.

Encounter Night, Miamisburg Assembly of God, Miamisburg, Ohio

I had the opportunity to preach for the Encounter night at my home church. These are monthly nights set apart for seeking the Holy Spirit, enjoying rich worship and hearing a Word from God. I spoke a message about the fire of God in our lives that I believe is an important word for today’s church. I encouraged the congregation to stay hungry for the Lord, and to not allow themselves to fall into a religious experience. We had a great time at the altars as people came forward to cry out to God for more of His presence in their lives.

Rehoboth Assembly of God, Dayton, Ohio

I preached two services at an International Church for African refugees in downtown Dayton. The first service was an English speaking service and the second was translated into Kinyarwanda. I love the African culture, with their zeal for worship and prayer and their exuberant dancing. Pastor Amon Kajabika asked me to come and share some of my testimony as well as preach the Word. I shared my story in both services and then preached a message about the blood of Jesus. In the second service, I gave a call for salvation/ rededication and many people responded. We also laid hands on several people for various needs in their lives. Afterwards, there were several people who shared how the service had impacted their lives. I’m so grateful for how the Lord moved that day.

 

What a blessing it has been to see how God has continued to pour out His Spirit each time we go out to minister. I’m humbled to be a part of the expansion of His Kingdom here in the United States as well as overseas. A special thank you to each of you who are faithfully interceding and supporting our ministry. You are a blessing to us and an integral part of this ministry.