South Hope church to hold special evangelistic services
Hope — South Hope Community Church announces special evangelistic services, Oct. 27-30 with Evangelist John R. Van Gelderen of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Pastor Jamie Bickel invites everyone to attend these services which will begin on Sunday morning, at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. The Sunday evening service will begin at 6 p.m. The weekday evening services will start at 6:45 p.m. each evening. Bible-centered preaching and soul-stirring music will be part of this series of meetings. The church is located at 142 Main St. (Route 17) in Hope.
Evangelist John R. Van Gelderen received bachelors (1984), masters (1987), and doctoral (2008) degrees from Bob Jones University of Greenville, S.C. After a two-year pastoral internship at Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C., he began a five-year ministry as an assistant to his father, Dr. Wayne Van Gelderen Sr., at Marquette Manor Baptist Church of Downers Grove, Ill. While there, he led in the outreach ministries.
Evangelist Van Gelderen began in full-time evangelism in January 1992. As an extension of his ministry as an evangelist, he is the co-founder and president of Revival Focus Ministries, Inc. He is also the author of various books, tracts, soul winning training materials, and songs. His wife, Mary Lynn, is an accomplished musician in both piano and vocal music, and is actively involved in the meetings.
Evangelist Van Gelderen believes that America is in need of a true revival and that God uses the spirit-filled preaching of His Word to cause Christians to look to God for answers. He presents timely messages on vital subjects such as the spirit-filled life, revival, holiness, soul winning, and salvation.
For more information regarding these special services, please contact the church at 785-4426.