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Monday, December 26, 2011

Hosting the Frank Pastore Show KKLA 99.5 FM


It's a good thing KKLA 99.5 is radio and not television or a person might actually confuse me for Frank Pastore as seen in the above picture. One of my dearest friends is the man himself "Frank Pastore" who host the Frank Pastore show as heard daily on KKLA 99.5 FM from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. here in the greater Los Angeles area. Frank has asked me to fill in for him today so he can get a little R&R.

A couple of things about Frank you should know. 1) He has a great barber as you can see in the picture. 2) He used to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds. 3) He loves riding his motorcycle. 4) He has a great sense of humor. 5) At one time he did NOT believe in God! I repeat, he did NOT believe in God and yet God got a hold of his life and now he host the largest Christian Radio station in America and his forte is apologetics and talking to people about faith in God. Read his book entitled "Shattered" for a testimony about his transformed life.

Over the years he has interviewed me many times and I can tell you he is a master at his craft. He knows how to engage and discuss numerous topics ranging from detailed doctrinal issues to covering anything to do with the cultural revolution that our country is facing. Every night, during the drive time hours Frank is the main voice of the airways. I do NOT know of another person in L.A. that has an influential voice for Jesus Christ as Frank Pastore.

Tonight from 4 to 7 p.m he has asked me to host his show and I am honored to do so. We have a wonderful lineup which you can read about in my previous Christmas Eve post. I would invite you to tune in tonight with the hopes that you would see the power and influence of talk radio in L.A. during normal rush hours. I hope you'll make KKLA 99.5 FM and the Frank Pastore show a part of your daily routine. Listen to the rookie tonight and then return soon and hear the genius Frank Pastore at the mic and see what a blessing he is to our city!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some Christmas News


So often I wish that Christmas was a bit slower for Pastors and staff, because it is always one of the busiest times of the year. Although hectic, I never TIRE of telling the GREATEST story on earth, the night our Savior was born! Where would we be without the love of God who willingly allowed his son to come to earth so that we might one day live with him! It's the life changing message of Salvation!

I wanted to let you know a couple of ways that you can connect with Shepherd this Christmas.

First, all of our Satellite campuses will be conducting their own Christmas eve services and you can locate that information at our church website www.theshepherd.org

On the Porter Ranch Campus we will have 6 Christmas eve services.
Friday night, December 23rd at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday night, December 24th at 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
On Sunday you can stay 4 minutes or 4 hours. Communion will be set up and
you can bring your Bibles, pray and have your own time of study and meditation.

Other Media means in which you can participate:
All services can be viewed live on internet...www.callonjesus.com or www.live.sothc.com
Saturday 5:00 p.m. can be heard live on KKLA 99.5 FM Radio

On Sunday, December 25th at 12 noon
We are excited to announce our first ever.. one hour TV CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL
on KTLA Channel 5 throughout all of Los Angeles!! (Again at 12 noon, Channel 5)

On Monday, December 26th
I will be hosting the Frank Pastore Show on KKLA 99.5 FM Radio from 4 to 7 p.m.
We will be talking with a young man who was sentenced to life without parole who
was miraculously released and is now starting a church in Long Beach, CA.

I will be interviewing David Hernandez who is running for Congress as well as Ralph Drollinger who leads a ministry conducting Bible Studies for members of Congress.

We will talk to 4 different authors about 4 different books that you should read in 2012

I will be interviewing a homeless man that I met at Venice beach and he will explain some
things that you might not know about being homeless in L.A.

Finally, I am going to have Seana Scott come into the studio and pray for people over the
phone who have had some difficult times.

Lastly, I want to remind you to go to www.GodHasAnApp.com and view the new book that is being released next week. I wrote it to let people understand that the Bible has answers to all of our problems. May each of you know that ONLY in CHRIST and through his TRUTH can we truly find PEACE!

Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!
Blessings

Pastor Dudley





Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Famous and Manly" Drew Sherman








I spent this weekend with my dear friend, Drew Sherman, who is the Sr. Pastor of Compass Church in Colleyville, Texas. Drew and his wife, Michelle, served with me at Hillcrest/Shepherd thoughout the 90's. He was just 23 when he joined our staff, and he stayed ten years. Drew has a gift to make people laugh 'til they cry, which he has done to me several hundred times. Drew is in a sermon series looking at the names of Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 and asked me to preach on the name, "MIGHTY GOD."

The previous week Drew had mentioned that his name meant "famous" and "manly." I looked it up, and that is exactly what I found on my internet search. To be sure, Drew ONLY mentioned that to make us laugh, which I most certainly did, because I know he likes to make people laugh. Although I was there to preach on the "Mighty God" of Isaiah 9:6, I was glad that I was able to spend time with my "famous" and "manly" friend. Drew has done such a wonderful job leading a church in the greater Dallas area.

I was so proud of how far he has come from being a 23 year old rookie to leading one of the best churches in the country. I wish you could see his campus and meet all the sweet people who attend his church. Why, just a few weeks ago, because of their support of the "sanctity" of human life, Drew was able to interview President George W. Bush, and I actually saw a picture of Drew and the President while being interviewed.

When I saw the picture, but more importantly, when I saw all the people's lives that were being changed by the power of the "Mighty One," I thought to myself that his parents named him well.



Just to be sure, the fact that any of us are known, or are brave, or are alive, or are saved is because of the "Mighty One." Thank you, God, for sending the "Mighty One" of Isaiah 9:6, and thank you for my "famous" and "manly" friend, Drew Sherman. May we only be known by what YOU do in and through us. Laughing with joy as I type! :)

Monday, December 05, 2011

The year of the Supernatural-Revival recap 2011



2011 has been an amazing year capped off by our fall Revival. We had an outstanding list of speakers who delivered truly inspired messages. But the revival was a result of people who had been praying for the 6 weeks leading up to the revival. And, without question, each night you could sense the power of God at work in the lives of those who were there. Looking back I am still changed and moved by the events of that week. The preaching, the music, the prayers, the changed lives and the power of the gospel. I pray that this video will serve as a reminder that it's "still not the end" and we have many souls to reach.