Thursday, January 21, 2010
A Band of Brothers
Don Richardson and Mike MacIntosh
Some relationships are fleeting and tentative while others remain steady and grow stronger over time. The later reflects how most pastors feel about each other who have served together in the same direction. They intuitively "know" each others thoughts, struggles, needs and joys. I had the privilege of speaking to a group of pastors and their wives on the East Coast in Merritt Island, Florida this week. It was really great to connect with some old friends (including my old roommate from my Huntington Beach days as a California bachelor) to and to make some new friends. I spoke during those three days to pastors from all over the eastern seaboard from Revelation 2 and 3. Also sharing the pulpit was Mike MacIntosh, Don Richardson ("Peace Child"), Pancho Juarez, David Payne (he does the awesome C.S. Lewis one-man play) and Malcolm Wild--the pastor of a church in Merritt Island, Florid--a band of brothers!
One of the highlights for me was after the conference ended on Wednesday--driving from Merritt Island down to Fort Lauderdale to speak for the Wednesday Night service in my friend, Boy Coy's pulpit and then to speak at the College ministry Eikon afterward(what a great group of God's kids!) On the ride down I was with three stellar young men who are serving in ministry with Bob or have been sent out to start churches--these guys have the "edge"--young, bold, energetic, unashamed and filled with love for people. May God pour out His power in their lives as they unreservedly race toward the future to serve Christ! (It was great being with all you guys and gals the past few days!)
Me and Bob Coy