I know this has impacted my family and my life. My wife Anne Marie and I moved from Raleigh to Greensboro to plant Mercy Hill and now we are moving from Greensboro to Roanoke to plant Redemption Church. We believe that the Lord is being patient towards us and wishes that none perish, but desires that all should repent of their sins and turn to the Him (2 Peter 3:9). This is impossible unless the people of God are willing to be sent. This sending has caused my family to give up deep friendships, good paying jobs, a house that we made our own, and a healthy church that we have loved… even to the point of tears. But we do that because we love our Savior, and His love for us fuels our love for others. It’s hard to give up what’s comfortable and good, but it also puts on display the gospel. Jesus left His home and Father so that He might die on the cross for us. Going to Roanoke is a much smaller sacrifice than Jesus’, but we are dying to our comforts here to put the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus on display for the people of Roanoke. We hope that one day, many will also be sent from Redemption Church, because our health is measured by sending capacity, not seating capacity.
Redemption Church Launch Team Member