Traveling On This Week
I live in a tri-fold world, I am an associate pastor, and I travel as a evangelist and missionary...it's pretty cool! This Saturday I leave for Glasgow, Kentucky to preach revival, we pastored this church for over five years and our oldest daughter was born there. On Thursday of next week I fly to Baltimore where I will preach at the East Baltimore Church of God that evening, spend the night and the next day with Roger Locklear, my former roomate in college and best man in my wedding, he's one of my best friends in the entire world. On Friday I connect with Bishop Don Fulton of the Ark Church in Odenton, MD and will speak to his leadership on Saturday and fly home that night. Sunday evening I will speak in Orlando...what a week. It is some of the most exciting times of ministry in my 27 years of ministry, God is allowing me to share a message of perpetual harvest and the refreshing of the Spirit in these last days...I am so blessed! While in Odenton I am sharing a simple message of what leaders owe leaders, what is that my Bishop expects of me? What do I expect of those I lead? And can a leader expect me to offer him? Let me share four little points with you: 1. I must have my Leaders Heart. He has the vision and I must embrace him and what God is saying to and through him. 2. I must have my Leaders Head. I need to learn to think like he does. 3. I must become my Leaders Hands. I am his extension, he has brought me into this place because I can help make his vision a reality. 4. I make cover my Leaders Hiney! I've got to cover his back! No one, including me, is going to take my pastor out...you may take me out, but not my pastor, I'm there to shield and protect him and his family. After 27 years of ministry, seven as a full-time evangelist and almost sixteen as a senior pastor, and now almost two as an associate, I know what it's like to be under fire, to walk in his shoes...he isn't always perfect, but he's God's man, and if I will love him, pray for him, support him, and protect him, God will do a great work through him and I along with many others will be a part of the great harvest that is to come! Thanks for listening, I'm gearing up for the weekend and needed to let some stuff out...let me know what you think!