WHY WE MOVED
Even though we were originally in the Largo area; the burden of my heart has always been the ST Petersburg area. While under our Pastor Gregory Bowe I prayed and fasted for God to give me a burden for the City of Largo but to no available the tug of ST Petersburg weighed heavily. When given the opportunity to Pastor POL I pushed even more to minister and impact the Largo area but through unforeseen circumstances of our own the church was forced to move. That moved pushed us into the ST Petersburg area.
I am thankful and blessed to have had Pastor Gregory Bowe as my pastor. Through his teachings God re-tooled me to be a more effective minister of the Gospel. Therefore, through much prayer and fasting as well as godly council, and confirmed preaching through other pastors that have been great mentors to my family; December 2017 brought about the right time to move and change our name.
As with any new endeavor there are challenges. But without resistance there can be no strength. The Lord has placed us in this area so that we can be light to many no matter what background they come from or the hurts they have battled with.
Our mission is that of Jesus Christ: "No Soul Left Behind - Changing Lives For Eternity". The Son of man came to seek and to save the lost, therefore, we will do everything humanly possible to reach our world.
WHAT IS IMPACT
Impact is reaching beyond ourselves and stepping out of our comfort zones to minister to the needs of others. Jesus said in John 15:13; "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends".
The true test comes when we step out of the four walls of our church buildings. When we take it to the streets, on our jobs, in our homes, in our schools, in our communities, and even at the mall hanging out.
How are we touching or changing the lives of those around us?
Jesus told His disciples in Acts 1:8; "And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses..." The disciples wanted to know when Jesus would free Jerusalem from bondage and restore it to its rightful place. But Jesus wanted the disciples to know that it would be them that went forth and turned their world upside down.
And from that point on the Holy Ghost is still the same and is seeking to reside in a people that will allow Him to use them to make an impact. Deliverance and change comes through those of us who are filled with the Holy Ghost and profess to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Impact is the power to influence and bring about a change in the lives of others that will last for eternity. No Soul Left Behind is the mission.