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Monday, May 31, 2010

Shepherd Antelope Valley





This past weekend I decided to visit our Antelope Valley campus and invited the Pastor's Posse to join me. The Pastor's Posse is the name of my EMAIL list of folks who love and ride motorcycles. We met at 8:30 in the morning and rode up highway 14 into Lancaster, exited K street and rode east and turned down the first street past Lowes to find our Shepherd AV campus. We had about 30 folks who made the journey and when we arrived we were welcomed with open arms. First thing we noticed was a large truck that had been painted welcoming us, which had to take quite a bit of time.

For the first couple of years this campus met in a School and just recently was able to move into a more permanent location where they have use of the building through out the week.

We were blessed with a beautiful time of worship led by Charlotte Causley. She led us into a season of praise and then I was able to do a greeting before Pastor David Macer preached a powerful sermon on Romans 7 and 8. We found the church FULL of so many people that loved the Lord and I was encouraged to see first hand the extension of our ministry and after listening to the announcements by Robert Norris who grew up in our Porter Ranch campus you then realized why this church is doing so well. God has brought about a group of Godly leaders who are burdened to see the Antelope Valley come to know Jesus.

If you are looking for a campus in the Antelope Valley, Woodland Hills, Agua Dulce or in West L.A. just visit our main website at www.theshepherd.org and look at the bottom of our website for any of our Satellite Campuses.

I just wanted to thank the Pastor's Posse for going with me to encourage the Antelope Valley campus and I want to thank ALL of our Campuses for holding up the banner of Jesus Christ.

Good things are ahead for all of our campuses. Keep praying for God to bless them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Call on Jesus and the Conductor

Jeff Marsh is a famous international conductor, who I met while serving jury duty in Chatsworth, and he is a member of our church. He helps conduct our orchestra, and recently, he sent me these pictures and a very kind note. I thought I'd show these pictures to you... Notice he is wearing a Call on Jesus shirt and using it as a witnessing tool. I love stories like this and wanted to share it with you. Can you please pray for Jeff, as God has put him into some very high circles that he would continue to let his light shine and use his gifts to point people to Jesus?

Below, you will find a couple pictures of Jeff conducting members of the Seattle Symphony last March. There were 80 musicians in the orchestra and about 35 in the choir.