EVERY STORY MATTERS
My story of faith begins at a young age. I was raised Methodist and was very active in the youth group of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Then, during my college years, I married Francie, who was Baptist. When we graduated and moved to Louisville I told her that we needed to join a Methodist Church, and shortly thereafter we joined Broadway Baptist.
Corporate worship is a big part of my story. Maybe, even, why my story matters. I need worship, and Broadway does worship well! In a world that more and more focuses on oneself, I go to church to acknowledge a greater power than myself. Just as I go to my health club to better my temporal physical body, I go to church to better my eternal spiritual body.
I also attend Sunday school where I love studying God’s word with other Christians on this thing called “journey of faith”. I enjoy doing my part in serving on committees and teams of the church, and I often plug in to many of the missions/ministries that our church is involved in. I have been ordained as a Deacon and take the obligations of that position seriously. When people ask me about my church, I tongue in cheek tell them that Broadway is so moderate that even I can be a Deacon there.
My faith tells me that “my story” matters to God. And, I hope that the results of my faith story positively impact the people that I encounter on a daily basis. In the Lord’s Prayer, Christ tells us to pray for God’s kingdom to come. And so, I humbly offer this prayer: “Holy God, may Your Kingdom come….beginning with me”.