Monday, August 29, 2016

Update on City Reach August 29, 2016

I usually post the Weekend Woundup and Weview on Mondays but I am going to postpone that until Tuesday this week. I have some information that is time sensitive and I would like folks praying with us today and tomorrow if possible.

We are coming down to the wire on our City Reach Nashville and we have hit a pretty severe snag in the planning. During our last trip to Nashville for scouting purposes we settled on one of the city parks that is situated in a great neighborhood for tent revival.

It was not our first choice site but it was very obviously a good location and the best available choice we had. We filed an application before we left town and the metro parks folks followed up with us right away. They have been very kind, very helpful and very accommodating through the whole process.

They gave us a tentative green light and started the formal approval process. All looked good at each communication. They did ask us to adjust our date 2-3 days later because of an annual street festival in the same park and we were glad to do it.

Late in the process the manager (Also very nice and kind to us) expressed worries over having two large and loud 3-6 day events with only one day in between them. She has a responsibility to listen and respond to the neighbors surrounding the park and she was concerned they would be fatigued by the time City Reach began and not respond positively to it.

I understood and agreed with her reasoning. It would be very hard to reach folks when they were mad as hornets that we were there. They might be mad at the park. They might be mad at the city. They might be mad at the manager. They might be mad at the street festival. They might not be mad at us at all but they might take their frustration out on us by doing their best to ignore everything we do.

She offered us a time slot a week or two later but it was not workable for us. We could also have started much earlier but that was not good for us or for the churches involved. We would have had to begin two days from now in order to do it. It was not possible.

This is a long story but necessary to explain why we lost our location and there is really no one to blame. We have reached out to another location. It was our first choice after nothing was available in downtown proper but there was a small scheduling conflict there too. I am hoping they are able to work with us. If they are not able then we will have to postpone City Reach Nashville to another time.

We are going to wait on them a few days and then we will have to make the decision. Would you help us pray? 

I have said from the beginning that I want to be in the right place at the right time preaching the right message to the right people. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. God knows that and I expect that none of these scheduling issues have surprised Him at all.

I have reached out to some of the Pastors that have supported City Reach Nashville financially and have pledged to support it physically. They have been very understanding of the situation and have assured me they remain committed to it IF it all comes together.

I will post more information later in the week as it becomes available.

Thank you for reading.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

View Out The Front Window August 28, 2016

Check out our posts from the last week at the links below. 

This was our view out the front door most of the week at Dryden Rd. Pentecostal Church.

This was our view out the front window.

This is our view not out the front window now at the Lazy OD Ranch.

And the view out the front door.

We are preaching and singing tonight for Pastor Wade Hicks in West Harrison and we are looking forward to it. I hope you have a great Sunday.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dryden Road Friday Night Pictures and Summary

Hey Friends, happy Saturday! It is hard to believe campmeting 2016 is now history for Dryden Road Pentecostal Church. The entire meeting from beginning to end was fantastic! The preaching and church service were fabulous! The fellowship with dear friends was superb and the food was scrumptious!

Before I go on to other things, I forgot to post a picture from Wednesday night. I can not pass up posting a picture of my awesome  cousin, Grace Boyd. I love you, Gracie, you hold a special place in my heart. 


Once again this year it was wonderful to be home with our Pastor, Bro. Bennie Sutherland and everyone at our home church for campmeeting. The door is always wide open at home and it feels great to be here. 

I can not begin to describe the spirit of God that moved in each service. At times I was overwhelmed with the privilege to feel God so near to us. Not only do I enjoy the personal encouragement but I love watching others receive their help too. 

Below I have the list of the preachers and their sermons from this time around. Bro. Dwain Galiher and Bro. Randy Webb were the scheduled speakers. Both Men of God gave us the word of God, as only they can. It was outstanding!  The other ministers that preached all did very well. The Lord definitely spoke to my heart this week through the preaching of his word. 

After the summary you will find the last round of pictures from Friday.  I hope you enjoy.

       Indoor Campmeting 2016 August 23rd -26th
             Dryden Road Pentecostal Church 

Tuesday August 23, 2016


Bro. Randy Webb

Ecclesiastes 8:10-11

"From Here To Hell"

Isaiah 33:14

Wednesday August 24, 2016


Bro. Dwain Galiher 

Ephesians 1:3-5,11 

Romans 8:28-29

"Providence and Personal Choice"

Bro. Kevin Lloyd 

2 Samuel 5:17-25

"From Ziklag to  Zion"

Bro Chris Whiffen testified 

Bro. Todd Hatcher testified 


Bro. Matt McGuire

Acts 2:1-4, 12-13

Bro. Ronnie Napier 

1 Samuel 17:26-29-38-40

2 Timothy 3:13-14

"Why Don't We Stay With What Works" 


Bro. Randy Webb 

Luke 10:38-42

"That One Needful Thing"

Thursday August 25th, 2016


Bro. Dwain Galiher 

Mark 6:17-29

"A Quarrel With The Truth"

Bro. John Gabbard 

Matthew 11:2-6

"Is This The Church Or Do We Look For Something Else" 

Bro. JR Alexander 

1 Samuel 4:5, 10-11

"The Cost Of Casualties" 


Bro. William Finnley

Acts 8:34-37 

"The Hindrance" 

Bro. Darren Cunnigan

Genesis 8:15-22

"From The Ark To The Altar"


Bro. Randy Webb

Acts 13:1-3

"Separated To Serve" 

Friday August 26th, 2016


Bro. Dwain Galiher 

1 Chronicles 12:32

"Understanding The Times"

Bro. Don Pollard

Leviticus 6:12-13


Bro. Gary Lee  anointed exhortation 


Bro. Judd Ingram

Genesis 22:6-10 

"A Sacrificing Life"

Bro. Travis Hackworth 

Psalms 124:1-8

"If It Had Not Been For The Lord On Our Side" 

Bro. Webb was supposed to preach again on Friday night but the service did not make it that far. Our Pastor was exhorting and encouraging and when the singing started it was all over but the shouting, rejoicing and praying. It was a wonderful finale.

Thanks for reading. 


The young folks were playing volleyball late Friday night and the ball was stuck. I suppose that part of Pastor Gary Lee's job description as associate Pastor is to climb up and retrieve volleyballs!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dryden Road Indoor Fellowship Meeting 2016 Thursday

The meeting has been great, great, great so far! We are looking forward to a grand finale today. I hope you enjoy a few pictures from Thursday. Thanks for reading.