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I have known Randy Sullivan for 35 years and counting. I use to work under Randy Sullivan at Gibson's Discount Center, while attending seminary in Marlow, Oklahoma. Read Randy's bio:
Randy was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, May 29, 1952 to Wendell and Lorene Sullivan.Having been raised on dairy farm East of Lawton, Okla., Randy moved to Duncan, Okla. 1979.
Randy is married Deborah Lee McKinney (High School Sweetheart), May 25 1974 and were blessed with two children, Ryan, first born 1977, and Chad 1981.
In 1966 Randy accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and was later baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma in 1972,
Randy surrendered to God’s call on his life to serve in ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ 1972, but did not begin pursuit of God’s calling until after 1996. (so many years wasted living for self). He became a member of choir and praise and worship team First Baptist Duncan 1996 to 2002, and served as deacon as well. Randy began ministering at Lexington Prison third Thursday of each month 2002 to current.
We invite you to listen to Randy's testimony of salvation and faith in Christ as he's been "changed by the Word."
Kevin Litchfield is the Director of Cleveland Hope, a network of SBC churches committed to strengthening existing churches and starting new churches. Kevin is married to Penny Litchfield and has two children Caleb aged 10 and Faith age 13. Previous to coming to Cleveland, Kevin served in South Carolina, Maine, and Fort Worth, Texas. Kevin is passionate about encouraging leaders to use their strengths and gifts to see the lost saved and the city transformed in Cleveland.
Join with host James Rice (Walking Through The Word) as Kevin Litchfield shares how his life was "changed by the Word." Listen in as we celebrate another "story of faith.”
Perhaps you would like to ask Brother Kevin a question, or to thank him publicly for his faithful service to the Cleveland Hope Association and of course to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Brother Jack Vance, the beloved pastor of the Dewar First Baptist Church will be our featured guest on Changed By The Word: Stories of Faith. Brother Jack Vance pastors the largest rural Southern Baptist Church in the state of Oklahoma. He has been with Dewar First Baptist for 20 years. In addition Brother Vance pastored two churches prior to becoming pastor of First Baptist Church.
Brother Vance is married to Donna (Kennedy) Vance and our God has blessed them with four children, eleven grandchildren and two great grand children.
Join host James Rice as he spends an evening with Brother Jack Vance and be blessed as we hear Brother Jack's testimony of salvation and call to service.
Brother David Martin is married to Linda and has two daughters – Jennifer, the church’s pianist, married to Josh Straussberger, and Jessica, a nurse.
Brother David has been serving at Solid Rock Baptist Church since 1993. Before going to Solid Rock Baptist he served as an independent Baptist pastor in Mary Esther, Florida, and Millington, Tennessee. He has served as an interim pastor and has filled various pulpits as a guest speaker over the years.
Brother David Martin is a native of East Tennessee. He graduated from High School in Hanford, California, in 1976, where he was saved while in his senior year. He spent one tour in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed overseas at Lajes Field Air Base in the Azores, Portugal, he attended Bethany Baptist Church, where he answered the call to preach.
Brother Martin separated from the Air Force at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in 1981. From there he moved to Pensacola and attended Pensacola Bible Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1984. He was ordained to the gospel ministry on January 1, 1986. In 2008 he earned his Master of Biblical Studies degree from Gulf Coast Baptist Institute and Seminary.
Join us for a spirit-filled hour as we hear another story of faith whose life was "changed by the Word."
Pastor Benjamin M. Curry believes in doing things decent, in order, and Godly is a way of life. His vibrant and liveliness insists on that standard in all areas of his ministry. Recognized for his matter-of-fact revelation and humorous, pragmatic and storytelling approach, Rev. Curry has a “down-to-earth” quality that encourages people from all walks of life to open their hearts to Christ.
He accepted Christ at the age of eight years old under the leadership of his father, Rev. Dr. Ernest Curry. Rev. Curry had a divine calling upon his life and accepted this calling at the tender age of 12. He has been preaching all across the United States spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in many pulpits such as Dr. Clay Evans, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Rev. Oris Mays, the National baptist Convention and many others. On March 1, 2012 Rev. Curry celebrated 28 years of preaching and teaching God’s Word. City of Hope Church was birthed and now serving as Senior Pastor and church planter located at 1486 East 55th St. Cleveland, Ohio worshipping in Lion of Judah Church.
Neil Anderson was born in Macon, MO in 1975. Neil married Valinda Metts in 1993 and is father of four children. Neil was saved in 1992 after reading the God’s Simple Plan of Salvation tract. Immediately after being saved, Neil took up teaching at Faith Baptist Church in Macon, MO. In 1995,
Neil attended Baptist Bible College and in 1997 left there to work at Faith Baptist in Macon, MO as the Assistant Pastor. In 1998,
Neil joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI, and Fort Huachuca, AZ where he retired in 2009. Over the years in the Army Neil attended several Independent Baptist Churches and has worked many positions within those churches teaching all ages, serving as Deacon, Trustee, Youth Pastor, Treasurer to name a few. Neil has also written a verse by verse commentary on the book of Revelation.
Today Neil serves as the English speaking Pastor at Korean Joy Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, AZ and works as a government contractor at Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Neil holds an AA (summa cum laude) in Intelligence Operations from Cochise College, a BA in History with a Secondary Major in Intelligence Operations from Wayland Baptist University, and a BA in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University and has some course work towards a MA in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University. Neil’s academic affiliations include Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society and the Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 2008.
Tony Miano is a retired, twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (1987-2007). During his time in law enforcement, Tony served as a gang investigator, field training officer, drug recognition expert, and a DUI enforcement specialist. Tony’s law enforcement experience includes three days of chaos, during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, as well as being on duty only a few miles away from the epicenter when the 1994 Northridge Earthquake devastated the greater Los Angeles area. During his career, Tony received more than 60 commendations and citations for meritorious service, arrests, criminal investigations, critical decision-making, and community service.
In 1993, Tony was named “Deputy of the Year” for the City of Santa Clarita (CA). Tony was also a recipient of the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers “Centurion Award,” for apprehending more than 100 drunk drivers in a 12-month period.Tony served as a chaplain for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from 2000 to 2008. From 2002 to 2008, he served as the founder and director of Ten-Four Ministries, whose mission is to bring practical and spiritual support to the law enforcement community. He currently serves as an advisor to the ministry.
From 2008 to mid-2012, Tony served as Living Waters’ Director of the Ambassadors’Alliance, as well as the Director of Conferences and Special Projects. Tony’s service with Living Waters included the supervision of 20 Ambassador’s Academies (the ministry’s 3 1/2-day evangelism training program), conferences, State Representative system, and large-scale evangelism projects. Tony also wrote and co-hosted almost 400 episodes of Living Waters’ live, web-based program, “On the Box, with Ray Comfort.”
On January 21, 2014 Walking Through The Word will be conducting a live interview with Dr. Jerry Vines. Dr. Jerry Vines has been a spiritual giant in the ranks of Southern Baptist life for many, many years. Please be sure to be with evening of January 21, 2014 as we host Dr. Jerry Vines.
A brief biographical sketch of Dr. Jerry Vines
Dr. Jerry Vines is a native of Carrollton, Georgia. He was educated at Mercer University (B.A.), New Orleans Theological Seminary (B.D.), and Luther Rice Seminary, (Th.D.).
He was elected President of the Alabama Pastors' Conference in 1976, President of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference for 1976 -1977. He also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1988 - 1989.
Dr. Vines accepted the call to be pastor at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, in July 1982 and retired from the pastorate in February of 2006.
Dr. Vines' interests include Alabama football. It's a year-round passion! He also enjoys spending his free time in the Smoky Mountains with his family, especially his grandchildren! While there, it is a tradition for him to frequent The Old Mill restaurant for breakfast in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
He and his wife, Janet, have four children: two daughters, Joy and Jodi, and two sons, Jim and Jon. He and Mrs. Vines also have seven grandchildren: Brittney, Ashlyn, Jay, Caroline, Catherine, Jack and Carson.
Glen Scrivener is an Australian evangelist living in the UK. He has been in full-time ministry since 2000, was ordained in 2007 and now works as an evangelist in England and further afield. He preaches in churches, schools, universities, pubs, cafes and the open air - anywhere he's welcome, and some places he's not!
Glen is the author of the 321 evangelistic outline which is being translated into 13 languages and he is currently writing a book on the subject. He blogs at christthetruth.net and tweets as @glenscrivener. Glen lives in Eastbourne with his wife, Emma, who is a writer.
Raised in Milledgeville, GA, Joe T. Veal served as a Marine, had a career as a landscape architect, but considers his greatest achievement to be living each day as a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ.
Today, as president of You Turn Ministries, Joe travels the world, sharing the Gospel in his unique, down-to-earth style with people in the U.S., Africa, India, the Dominican Republic, and across the world. But in 1998, Joe’s life was riddled with sin and emptiness. His family, his job… his very life… hung in the balance.
Joe was saved after hearing the Gospel, through the power of Jesus Christ, and his life was miraculously transformed. Since 1999, Joe has dedicated his life to winning people into the Kingdom of God with every resource he has available. This passion has also developed a plan for teaching pastors and church leaders, and for providing care centers for orphans in the countries where You Turn is actively evangelizing.
Married for 26 years, Joe and his wife, Liz, have four children and reside in Springboro, OH. They attend Urbancrest Baptist Church where Joe continues to serve as Staff Evangelist. Besides his military service, Joe has been a Children’s Pastor for Urbancrest Baptist Church and a church planter for the North American Mission Board. Joe’s twelve years in the field of golf course design and construction management included time as a golf course architect for PGA champion Arnold Palmer.
Manley Beasley Jr. and his wife, Shirleen, have two children, Christopher and Amber, both pursuing God’s call to ministry. They are also blessed with son-in-law, Hunter Goff, also in ministry, and grandson Shepherd. Manley completed his undergraduate work at Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. He then continued his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity in Theology with emphasis on evangelism. His love for and commitment to evangelism and spiritual awakening has led him to preach in 19 different states in the US and 7 foreign countries. He has served in seven different churches as Minister of Youth, Associate Pastor, Senior Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor. He worked with his father as Executive Director of Gospel Harvesters Foundation for seven years while traveling as a vocational evangelist and is currently Senior Pastor at Hot Springs Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Pastor Thomas H. Graves Jr., a native of West College Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio and a 40 year resident of Milford, Ohio. He accepted Christ in May of 1968 and his calling to the ministry in October of 1996. In July of 1999 he founded and began pastoring Emmanuel Ministries and was ordained on March 4, 2000. In 2004 he received his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Temple Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2010 he received his Masters of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA. Pastor Graves is currently studying for his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Theology at Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA. In October of 2010 he formed Beyond Measure Design and Consulting an engineering design firm.
In 1983 the Jaycees of Ohio recognized and presented Pastor Graves with 1st place for his community action program entitled “Vital Information For Very Important People (VIP2)”
In December of 1993, he was awarded the Unsung Hero Award for community service by the WIZF (radio station) and Cinergy (Duke Energy) for raising the awareness of African Americans achievements in our society.
In November of 1996, The Ohio Historical Society recognized and honored Pastor Graves his wife Judy, Ocie and Cathy Wilson for their exhibit entitled "A Walk Through Black History."
In 2006 Pastor Graves created and started "Fishers of Men Hooked on Jesus Conference." It is currently in its 8th year and deals with mens relationships with God , Family, and Community.
He served in 2013 as Chaplain for the Cincinnati chapter of “Pilots for Christ.”