Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • Two Umbrellas
    Dr. John C. Friedman
    Pastor, Forest Park United Methodist Church
    Two UmbrellasIn his book, What About Tomorrow?, Dr. J. Wallace Hamilton, tells a story about a Baptist minister, Dr. Gordon Torgerson, who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean one summer. Dr. Torgerson noticed a man sitting in a deck chair reading the Bible. He sat down beside…
  • What Victory Feels Like
    Luther Stanford
    Pastor, City Church at Northside
    What Victory Feels LikeAt least once in his life every man needs the experience of coaching little league baseball or pee-wee football. It’s an endeavor that will bring you both tears of joy and tears of frustration. Like one day at football practice, when a little 9 year-old told me, “Coach, tell them not to tackle me. I’m ...

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • God at Work
    Randy Kuhn, Pastor
    Carlisle Baptist Church
    God at WorkWe think God is only at work where there is health and wealth and prosperity, when, in fact, God is most often at work where there is disease and hurt and pain. He is most often at work there, because that is where He is needed most. …
  • God, Missionaries & The Paper Mill Smell
    Billy Melvin
    Calvary Christian Baptist Church
    God, Missionaries & The Paper Mill SmellThe story I am about to share is so amazing because when I look back I see the foreknowledge and the Devine providence of God. My father, like my grandfather, worked for the international paper company in Millville, FL or as the old timers call it Bay Harbor. My grandparents…

Testimony/God Stories

Local pastors and business men and women tell us their “Testimony/God Stories”
  • All Ten Toes
    Henry Hazard, Pastor
    Heritage Bible Church
    All Ten Toes“Pastor, please pray for healing for my grandmother,” Mark requested at a Sunday evening service. “Tomorrow she is scheduled to have some toes removed because they are turning black.” Mark’s grandmother had poor circulation to her feet brought on by diabetes. …
  • How many days have I waited for YOU?
    Alan Graham
    Counts Real Estate Group
    How many days have I waited for YOU?Nobody wants to admit failure. In a society that bases success on position, money, friends, possessions, status….you never think you will end up in the same position as the Prodigal Son. Sittin’ in a pig pen realizing…..I’ve come to the end of myself! I’d really prefer to talk about my athletic conquest, my master’s degree, ...

Difficult Questions Answered

Local pastors and business men and women answer “Difficult Questions”

Last Sermons

Local pastors answer “If this was the very last sermon I would ever preach…”
  • To Whom It May Concern
    Cole Bailey, Pastor
    Lighthouse Church
    To Whom It May ConcernIt is not by coincidence or chance this letter has found its way into your hands. It has found its way to you so that you can learn a truth that will change your life forever! Like you, there was a time in my life when I was searching for truth, not what everyone around ...
  • Grace for the Race
    Dr. Johnny Hunt
    Woodstock Church/PCB
    Grace for the RaceHebrews 12 is referred to as the “Race of Life.” It reminds me of the fact that there was a day in my life that the race began (salvation) and today the race continues (sanctification), and one day this race will end (glorification). John Newton penned this in the 1700’…