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Pastor John Gray’s preaching style was relatable, engaging and timely in terms of the social and societal climate, members of the congregation said, and Gray’s comedic tendency shone through in a way that drew in the crowd at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
Pastor John Gray’s First Sermon at Relentless Church
He shared stories from his childhood, growing up with a single mother, and his own experience as a parent and what he has seen his wife go through as they raise their family.
God has given mothers an ingenuity to create an atmosphere of peace from pain,” Gray said during his sermon. “Mothers have an undying devotion and love to their kids, and nobody knows a child like their mom.”
“Listen to the Holy Ghost on how to raise your kids,” Gray said to an approving crowd. “Stop lending your children to institutions that are not an extension of your value system… The most important thing in your life is raising Godly children.
Related link: Relentless Church – Greenville, South Carolina
Departure of Pastor Ron Carpenter
Gray is still an associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, while taking the lead at Relentless, a change that was announced in December. It was quite an entrance after the Carpenters’ departure. Gray was welcomed by a full house.
Ron Carpenter Jr., the pastor of Redemption Church in Greenville, announced in December 2017 that he would be stepping down from the ministry he founded in 1991. Carpenter said he would be going to Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California, in May, replacing the retiring pastor Dick Bernal.
Related link: Redemption Church – San Jose, California
According to Pastor Carpenter, Bernal said he would love for me to be his successor and take a shot at the West Coast, the kind of a place where maybe the Christian faith is not as known and has not permeated as much. | Read the full story…. greenvilleonline.com
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