Last night, I had the privilege of speaking at the Whitley Church Leadership Banquet to about 200 leaders. What an amazing church. This church is located in the small town of Princeton, NC, and has been around for many years – but 17 years ago Pastor Ferrell Hardison became the Senior Pastor and God has done some amazing things since then. With Pastor Ferrell’s leadership, they have transitioned from a small, traditional Pentecostal Holiness church to a contemporary, life-giving and outreach-focused church. They have grown from about 75 people to close to 800 with two campuses and 4 services. Just a few weeks ago, they launched a new campus in Goldsboro and already have over 200 attending that campus. Martha and I were overwhelmed with their hospitality and their generosity. They also made an off the wall video that shared a twisted version of our life story and how we started C3. I laughed so hard that I almost lost my dinner. I have the original copy (at least that’s what they told me) and it will be destroyed before it goes on YouTube.
By the way I shared with their leaders about being a Next Level Church. That we must Live at a higher level, Love at a higher level and we must Lead at a higher level. And Whitley Church, in my opinion, is a next level church.