Changing the World from Clayton to Swaziland

Thanks for your prayers as I travel to Swaziland, Africa this week. I am so pumped up to see first hand all that God is doing there and to experience God’s power in another culture.  This will be the first international missions trip ever that I will be taking my family with me.  Please pray for Martha and our three children that God will do something special in their hearts and in the hearts of the children that we minister to. 

We will have the privilege of ministering to these precious children at care points. At these care points children receive health care, education, food and they are taught God’s Word.  Even though we are the ones who are on the plane, we are all a part of what God is doing through our prayers, sacrifice and giving.  I look forward to sharing with you all that God is doing and hopefully I will be able to send reports from Swaziland.  If you want to know more about what we are doing and where we are going, check out


This weekend I will have the privilege of speaking at a local church there in Swaziland, and at C3 you will have a blast with Pastor Billy Hornsby.  Billy is the founder and President of the Association of Related Churches and currently lives in Birmingham, AL.  Not only do I serve on the leadership team with Billy, but him and Charlene are special friends to Martha and I.  Take good care of them!  If you don’t live in the area you can experience worship online at  Saturday, 6:00pm, Sunday 9:15am and 11:15am.  Hopefully I will be able to worship with you online from Africa.  These are exciting days as we build the Kingdom of God together! 

  • Erin

    Praying for you guys!!

  • Duane

    Kelli and I are praying for your trip Pastor. We know that through the power of Jesus many lives will be changed in the next week. Only God knows the impact this trip will have on you, Martha and the children.

  • Surfing around on the ARC website and wham, there was an old name and face from our days in Durham.
    One question: What does it take for church planters to start “hangin out” with you guys. No one else will let me play.
    Jimmy Chalmers