Retired Memphis Police Colonel James Kirkwood who currently serves as Executive Director at Memphis Christian Pastors Network talks straight about concerns for the city and what he’s doing to make a real difference. This is part one of a two-part interview. This program originally aired in June of 2020.
Many struggle to forgive the offenses of others who may have scared them with deep emotional pain. Often unforgiveness does the most damage to the one who feels they could never forgive the one who caused them so much grief. Drew McCalla, youth pastor at Highpoint Church, offers insight into a subject that often gets ignored in our lives. Drew offers steps to healing through forgiveness. This program originally aired in July of 2020.
Business owner Henry Hutton talks about directing his life through the mistakes he’s made. It was a friend that helped him to start thinking about what’s important in life. Henry say’s the direction that he was heading did not “feel good”. That was a defining moment, when Henry discovered Jesus wasn’t just a story-book character; but a real friend who loved him too much to leave him where he was living. The Huttons started their family business 102 years ago by Henry’s grandfather; “Big Chuck”. We welcome Chuck Hutton Chevrolet and Chuck Hutton Toyota as our new sponsors.
Dr. Stephane Cole, Director of Adult Education with HopeWorks shares how this incredible organization has been providing hope and jobs for more than 30 years. HopeWorks’ mission is to guide Memphians in need of a second chance through essential education, counseling, and career development programming to establish a relationship with God while building stability, confidence, and a hope-filled future.
Pastor Dan Henley of Journey Christian Church explains why Memphis area Christians are encouraged to unite for 40 Days of Prayer. Pastor Dan would like 365 churches, one church for every day of the year; to pray for the city of Memphis, its needs both physical and spiritual. His ultimate goal is to have 10,000 prayer warriors to offer prayer around the clock 24/7. Draw the Circle is a resource being used during the 40 days of prayer. The book was written by pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Mark Batterson; who serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.