I had the honor of preaching for Dr. Michael Callaghan pastor of the ARLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH of Richmond, California, this past week end. The buildings were jammed packed and the results were wonderful. The church conducted 8 services with 1,638 in attendance and 333 trusting Christ for salvation.
Tonight was their annual BAPTIST CONFERENCE ON SOUL WINNING for Northern California. Once again the building was packed out with extra chairs and many pastors from the area bringing their people. The spirit was electrifying!
My good friend Alvin Martinez provided the special music and when I say special I mean it was special. He reminds me of the late Ray Hart! His spirit is an excellent one and his singing is uplifting to say the least! I couldn't help but laugh though when I thought of one of my converts saying to me after hearing Alvin sing at LBT for the first time, "He and Willie Nelson are my favorite two singers!" Ha! GOTTA LOVE YOUNG CONVERTS!
I will be driven by Dr. Callaghan to Santa Rosa, CA., on Tuesday to preach for one of our TEXAS BAPIST COLLEGE 1989 grads Pastor John Opferman. I am really looking forward to being with him and his dear wife. Ann sat next to Mrs. Gray in the LBT Adult Choir for several years. In fact they cut up a lot behind my back! Don't worry I will get her back tomorrow night! Ha!
I am so excited to see and preach for so many of our TBC grads around the country. We have well over 400 grads serving not only in America but around the globe. One thing for sure when you send your young people to TBC you will never have to worry about someone putting a question mark on the KING JAMES BIBLE! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!