Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Life Church Pastors Speak at Mercy…

It is not often that you get to be up close and personal with pastors who have had the privilege of leading over 24,000 people to Christ in the last 5 years, but today we had that privilege! After spending three years in Nairobi, Kenya on the mission field, John and Leslie Siebeling moved to Memphis, TN in 1996 to plant a church that started out with 7 people. 15 years later, that church now has thousands and thousands of people with 4 different campuses and multiple services every weekend.

I have to tell you that part of what meant so much to me was that pastors from a mega church of this size would take the time to drive over from Memphis and spend the entire day with our residents and staff. We had a powerful time this morning with our staff and residents together as Pastor John shared a great message entitled Moving Your Life Forward. At the end of the message, Pastor John prayed for us and also took the time to field questions from several of our residents. In the afternoon, we had a special leadership session with just staff where both Pastors John and Leslie spoke to us about how to promote a positive culture where faith can be released and teamwork can be promoted as we walk together in agreement with one common goal – to see captives set free and go on to fulfill their destiny! Pastor John also shared about 7 different ways that we can lead like Jesus. Examples out of the 4 Gospels were given to back up each point. It was a great time of building up our team and creating a stronger spirit of unity.

I want to personally thank Pastor John and Leslie, and I can tell you that if I lived in Memphis this would definitely be the church of my choice! If you live anywhere near the area or if you are ever visiting Memphis, I encourage you to pay a visit and your life will be forever changed. Check them out at

Leslie speaking

Pastor John

Girls up close and personal with our guest speakers.

Nancy with Pastors John and Leslie Siebeling