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I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to Kentucky and minister with another brother on campuses in that area. He’s a younger brother who has been watching the YouTube videos for a long time and attended our Street Preachers Conference. He wanted me to come and minister along side him so he got me a plane ticket and let me stay at his house. We had a great week of ministry.
Marshall University, West Virginia
Marshall University was the first campus we went to. I had never preached on this campus before but had heard about this campus through a movie, about how their football team once died in a plane crash.
The foot traffic was pretty slow but I found a location I thought would be best. It was a a wall in the middle of a sidewalk. I began by warning the students about Judgment Day. A student grabbed his saxophone and began playing it next to me. This only helped my cause by creating more of a scene. Eventually a campus Police Officer came and told me to get off the wall. That was OK because I had another location in mind.
I moved over to the grassy right next to where I had been standing. There was a great staircase that I envisioned students sitting down on. It looked like it could work as an amphitheater type set up. As you can see from the pictures above, my plan worked. The location was barren and empty when I started preaching but by hammering on the right topics, I was able to attract an interesting crowd after preaching maybe twenty minutes.
The crowd stayed for a couple hours as we preached. It literally started to RAIN and HAIL as we were preaching but still the crowd didn’t move! There were times that I was freezing even with my winter coat on and there were students out there with shorts and t-shirts and they still didn’t leave! They were captivated by the message!
There was one assistant professor on campus who dressed in all black. Her style was gothic. She had satanic symbols that she wore also. I had heard about her before we went to campus. She heckled my friend in the past. He warned me she might be there. But when I met her, she was very friendly. In fact, she said she already knew me very well from Youtube. She even asked for my autograph! I thought to myself, “Wow! Here is a satanic gothic assistant professor, who I have never met before, on a campus I have never preached before, and I have already had an impact in her life because she has listened to my Youtube videos!” What an amazing era we live in!
University of Kentucky Lexington
The University of Kentucky in Lexington is a special campus for me, though I have only preached there once before, because when I was first studying the art and science of open-air preaching I watched an old VHS tape of a campus preacher on this campus. I learned a lot from that video. I never thought that I would travel to Kentucky and preach on that campus myself but praise God that he has taken me all over the country with the Gospel.
The student union building was been under construction. It was behind the student union building that we normally preached. That location wasn’t ideal but it still worked. Since the construction was going on, we had to find a new location to preach. This open area that we preached in was perfect – much better than the other location I had preached in the past.
We had great interaction with the students for many hours. One student who walked by was the daughter of a local pastor. That pastor called me up on the phone and asked if I was around. We had already left campus by that time but he said that he would like to join me that next time I return to campus. He has teamed up with other traveling campus preachers in the past and does a great job of campus ministry himself there every week.
Morehead State University, Kentucky
Morehead State is another special campus for me because again, when I was first studying the art and science of open-air preaching 16 years ago, I watched a VHS tape of a brother preaching on this campus.
The usual “free speech zone” of this campus isn’t the best. It is a little off the beaten path. So the team I was with usually preached at a very busy sidewalk. That location was a little too small for the crowd I was expecting, but right next to it was a great area that looked to me like an amphitheater. It had walls for the students to sit on and a nice shady tree for me to preach under. It was a warm day so I was thankful for the tree. When you are in the sun for 5 hours, it can really zap the energy out of you. I was grateful for the shade.
We covered a lot of topics during the many hours we were on campus. One of the students asked me, “If God is good, why did He create the devil?” I said, “God didn’t create the devil. An angel named Lucifer did. God created an angel named Lucifer who then made the choice to be a devil.”
This is an important issue for everyone to understand. God is not the author of evil. Sin is a personal choice that a free moral agent makes. God created us with a free will, capable of choosing between good and evil. Each individual is responsible for their own choice. We choose to be good or evil. That is why there is a Judgment Day, in which the universe will be held justly responsible. What God created was good. Any evil found in the universe is our own creation.
University of Louisville, Kentucky
University of Louisville is a campus I have preached on maybe three times already. I don’t care for their “free speech area” which is off the path a little bit and is already roped off. But it gets the job done. There is a busy sidewalk right in front of you and students gather on it to listen. And the ropes do help to keep the crowd back.
Something I always stress on campus is that “God has given you a free will. You are who you choose to be. You are responsible for who you are.” We were made in the image of God. God is a creator. We also create – we make choices. We shape the world around us. We form our own moral character.
One of the great needs of this generation is to take personal responsibility for their actions. It is easier to blame other people for your own bad choices but this doesn’t actually help anybody.
It was 18 years ago when I was in a prison cell that I was convicted by the Holy Spirit and He opened my eyes to show me just how evil of a sinner I had made myself. He explained to me, “You are who you choose to be” and “life is what you make it.” It was at that moment, at the age of 15 years old, that I stopped blaming everyone else for my own bad choices (Everyone has hurts and pains in life. Everyone is a victim of someone else some how. But that doesn’t justify your own criminality). And I took personal responsibility for my sins and my life.
True conversion starts with real confession and deep repentance – both of which involve taking personal responsibility for your sinful choices.
Northern Kentucky University
This campus has a very large amphitheater that we’ve never had any problems filling up with students. But by the time we got started it was later in the day. And I believe it was a Friday afternoon, which is usually very dead on a campus. The first location that we tried, which was the amphitheater, didn’t work out. So we moved right in front of the student union where there were some students hanging out.
One of the arguments that a student made was that “truth is relative!” I said, “An insane asylum presupposes objective reality – that truth is absolute. If truth is relative, insanity doesn’t exist!”
This is my friend Chad. He’s been preaching for a good amount of time now and I believe was first inspired to this type of ministry through YouTube videos. He did a good job taking their questions and giving them biblical answers. He joins me on a lot of campuses when I am in the area. It is always a great pleasure to link up with like-minded brethren across the country.
Thunder over Louisville, Kentucky
Thunder over Louisville is a big event in the city of Louisville. Its a big celebration with lots of venders, families, and revelers. In the picture above, you can see my host Zachary being confronted by an angry sinner. The sinner eventually moved on and we kept preaching. Resist the devil, the Bible says, and he will flee from you!
At one location where we were preaching, a group of women started chanting “My Body, my Choice!” That is because we had mentioned abortion in our preaching as one of the sins of America. My answer to that cliche is always, “It’s not your body! It’s the babies body! It’s not your body you want to mutilate and kill. It’s the babies body you want to mutilate and kill! And you have no right over the babies body to kill them!”
We walked around and open-air preached all over this event. We would normally set up shop and preach for about 10 or 20 minutes before moving on to the next location. There were lots of ground to cover with thousands of people out there. We preached all over this event!
There was one altercation while we were preaching. An angry sinner tried to grab the bullhorn from one of the team members. He first chased him around to try to get it and when the brother slipped in the mud, the sinner grabbed ahold of the bullhorn poll.
However, the Police were not far off and quickly showed up on the scene. They handled the situation and we were able to keep preaching for the rest of the day without incident.
We literally preached to tens of thousands of people this day! Praise God! Pray for all the seeds that were planted!
NEW DOCUMENTARY ON THE APOSTLE PAUL
The Apostle Paul has to be the most slandered person in Church history. People often take his writings out of context, twist them, and paint Paul out to be a hypocritical sinner. In this documentary, I show how Paul was truly a holy man of God and exegetically explain all the verses that religious sinners twist to make Paul out to be a hypocrite.
Making a Difference for the Kingdom of God!
WENT TO CHURCH HIS WHOLE LIFE BUT…
An older man contacted me recently to tell me that he has been in church his whole life, always thought he was saved, and was always told by pastors that your saved if you simply believe that Jesus died for your sins.
But he found and started watching our YouTube Street Preaching videos and
It. Changed. His. Life.
Because we preached one thing he never heard in church, “You must repent of your sins to be saved.”
Can you imagine! He went to church his whole life but never heard it preached that you have to repent to be saved! This shows you how corrupt and compromised most churches in America truly are!
THE PORN CONVENTION OF SWITZERLAND!
These pictures are of an evangelism team in Switzerland! They sent me these pictures and told me how my ministry inspired them to go out and preach against the porn convention that was happening there in their country! The leader of the team, Carmen, said that she was inspired by my YouTube videos where we preached against the Porn Convention in Dallas, TX. Praise God, he is raising up laborers all over the world!
WATCHING IN AFRICA
Hello there Am Georgia for Kenya,Africa and watched several videos whereby your preach across your country against sin. Thank u for your good work and word of God is the good we should all digest.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We had such a fruitful year in 2018 and look forward to another great year in 2019! So many people heard the Word and came to repentance!
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