Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • God is Not A Feather
    Cory D. Colravy
    Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    God is Not A FeatherPollsters ask Americans, “Do you believe in God?” 80% to 90% say, “Yes.” But David Wells observed, “Those who assure the pollsters of their belief in God’s existence may nonetheless consider him less interesting than television, his commands less authoritative than their appetites for affluence and influence, his judgment no more awe-inspiring than the evening ...
  • Things I May Say When Witnessing To An Atheist
    Henry Hazard
    Pastor, Heritage Bible Church
    Things I May Say When Witnessing To An AtheistOnce some declared himself to be an atheist, I would probably try to engage him/her in a conversation to help me understand why he/she is an atheist. The conversation might go something like this: “I am sure there is a reason you consider yourself to be an atheist. Would you mind sharing that with me? Following ...

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • Doggie Bag
    Eddie Pitts
    Pitts Lawn Service
    Doggie BagOne of my favorite stories is of a lady in my church and her husband who made a trip to Florida from up north. They had a friend in her earlier eighties living in a city that was on their itinerary to visit. They contacted her to let her know they would be in town. ...
  • 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”
  • I figured I had about twenty seconds to live…
    William B. Price, Esq.
    William B. Price, P.A.
    I figured I had about twenty seconds to live...When all seems lost, God will show you the way. It was February, 1995, I was training in the middle of the Mojave Desert. My artillery battalion pulled into our position around midnight and expected a mock attack moments before dawn. So, we started digging fox holes. We used sand bags and built bunkers, and ...
  • 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…”
  • The Cross is NOT Enough
    Tom Fuerst, Former Campus Pastor
    Tom Fuerst, Former Campus Pastor
    Fusion / Lynn Haven United Methodist
    The Cross is NOT EnoughMy story began five years ago when death pierced my soul like a cursed knife; I suffered no physical harm, but I felt mortally wounded nonetheless. Before Dad died, death was an abstraction, something that happens to other people. But I realized when Dad died that none of us can escape death. …
  • God Means It For Good
    Rev. Phil Edwards
    Rev. Phil Edwards
    First Assembly of God
    God Means It For GoodIf I were the devil, I’d do everything in my power to prevent people from simply reading the Bible. In so doing, I’d rob them of vital, faith-building knowledge – knowledge of how God does things, and why. If I couldn’t get them to outright worship me instead of God, I’d at least distract them…