Prelude: Erik Calhoun played “You Are My All in All” and “When We All Get to Heaven” on the bassoon. Then a young men’s quartet sang “Here I Am to Worship.”
Ordination: Darrel Lee read Titus 1:5-6, and then the Board of Directors prayed over Olubunmi Omitoyin, the new pastor in Worth, Illinois.
Featured Testimonies: Brother Olubunmi said he was not raised in the Gospel, but as a teenager he had a hunger to serve God. After being invited to special meetings in Lagos, Nigeria, God saved his soul, and directed his life from then on. He never thought he would be a pastor, but he was willing to answer God’s call, and his desire is to serve God in any capacity He chooses.
Tina Chasteen said she was raised in a good home in the Yukon, Canada, but she made some poor choices in her high school years. At a bar she met her future husband, Andy, who had been raised by a Christian mother. After experiencing God’s love through her mother-in-law and others, Sister Tina surrendered her life to Christ, and later the Lord also saved her husband. They have had the privilege to serve the Lord together for many years now.
First Special: Ashley Morgan and Mallory Jacobs sang “Somebody Touched the Lord.”
Last Special: Andy Chasteen sang “It’ll Be Worth It After All.”
Sermon: Nick Segres Jr. (pictured below), pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, read Matthew 6:5-8 for his text, and encouraged the congregation to create a spiritual prayer closet where they can block out all distractions, focus on seeking God, and let Him have His way.