Pastor Ron and Brenda Rands
In April of 1998, another Res Life pastor asked if I felt the Lord was sending me to
I wanted only one witness and that was of my wife, Brenda. She has always been there for confirmation and encouragement. Brenda told me that the Lord was already preparing her heart for a change. She prayed and God gave us the release that this was where we were supposed to go.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
This word from the Lord was soon to come true. I saw a street corner in the vision and I didn’t know exactly where this intersection was. I held fast to what the Lord showed me and proceeded to tell that pastor what the Lord was inspiring me to do. The pastor asked if I was sure and we proceeded to take a drive up north.
It was suggested that we start a church farther north than
Pastor had an understanding that there should be a minimum of 20 miles between a new
I asked the Lord what my next step was in this endeavor and He told me to locate an office. A friend mentioned he saw space available on the corner of Giles and Whitehall Road. I was so elated, I called Brenda. We found that corner to be the same corner in the vision and it was exactly what we were looking for! Praise the Lord!
We started this church in the conference room of a small trailer park with around 25 people. Not long after that, we moved into a Reeths-Puffer gymnasium along with the small office space on
Since that time, this ministry has found favor in the Lord’s eyes in so many different aspects. People’s lives are being changed, ministries are expanding, and we are reaching out to the community more and more. We are truly excited to be able to serve the Lord in this beautiful area.
Lord, we give You all of the glory!