Welcome to PinPoint Evangelism
When I went into the Army after high school, God began to work in my life. I remember a young Christian man trying to have a Bible Study with me when I was in A.I.T. (Advanced Individual Training) in Ft, Sill, OK. I stayed with it for a short period of time and then lost interest because I still loved my sin. As I moved to my permanent station at Ft. Bragg, NC, God continued to work in my life. By the Grace of God, a Christian Supervisor was put over me. He began witnessing to me and I began going to Church on Sundays, with another fellow soldier. I also met someone back home in Maryland who would take me to Church when I visited. God was working in my life in many different ways, but I still resisted Him. I knew I was on my way to Hell because of my sins, but thought I had "plenty" of time for "religious things" later on.
It wasn't until a tragedy happened in my life that I was awakened to the frailty of life. It wasn't until my Grandmother died that I realized I could die at anytime. God has power over life and death and He could demand me to give an account of my life at any time that He chose to. As far as anyone knew, my Grandmother was in good health. Then, while visiting my mother in Maryland, she went into a coma. About two weeks later she died. What God spoke to my heart through my grandmother dying was this: "What if you were to die, all of a sudden, like your grandmother?" I knew I was on my way to Hell and I knew a change needed to happen in my life.
Shortly after she died, I was lying in my bed one night and decided to give my life to Jesus Christ. That night, before I went to sleep, I repented of my sins and put my faith in Jesus Christ. I surrendered ALL to Him and I haven't been the same since. God removed from me my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh. He put His Holy Spirit in me which gave me new desires, desires to do what He wanted me to do instead of what I wanted to do. He cleansed my filthy conscience and made it clean, just like it was all brand new. He transformed me from the inside out! I immediately felt a call to Christian ministry. I ran from my call for a year or so and then I finally gave in. I started out by going to school part-time, while working on the side, until God provided a way for me to go to school full-time. Since I have become a Christian, I have been a Youth Pastor, a Sunday School Teacher, a Worship Leader for Youth and Adults, a J.O.Y. Group Pastor of College/Career age people, an Associate Pastor and a Senior Pastor. I have always had a hunger and desire to see the lost saved, as well as to disciple/edify the saints. Unfortunately, at the beginning of my Christian life, I had zeal without knowledge.
In order to become a better witness, I began studying about evangelism and revivals. When I read about revivals I got very excited. I got excited because of how much God worked amongst His people and how many lost sinners would get saved. Then around Christmas 2003, I picked up a book called Revival's Golden Key (which is now called Way Of The Master ). I looked at the back and saw that it was written by a strange looking New Zealander named Ray Comfort. I had no idea who this guy was, so I almost didn't buy it. Then I looked at the commendations on the back of the book and there were many by people that I respected at the time, so I decided to buy it. I read all the way through the book in no time, but it wasn't about what I expected it to be about. It was about Evangelism and using the Law when witnessing to people.
I began putting the principles that I learned from that book into action and was very pleased with the evangelistic encounters I had. Then I discovered The Great News Network through Ray Comfort's website. They had something called an "Evangelism Bootcamp". Now this sounded good! I couldn't make it to the first two bootcamps that they had, so I signed up for Evangelism Boot Camp #3 which was in Dallas in October 2004. I witnessed to more people in the first day of Evangelism Boot Camp then I had in the whole year of 2003. I came back from Boot Camp on fire for God and haven't been the same since. I lost much of the fear that I had when witnessing and God made me much bolder to reach the lost for Him. Now I witness everywhere I go! I strive to always be a nobody telling anybody about a somebody who came to save everybody! I thank God that Ray Comfort wrote that book and that The Great News Network put on the "Evangelism Bootcamps"!
It was back in October 2004 that God began to make it very clear to me that He was calling me to be an Evangelist. It just wasn't the right time for me to step out in faith yet. It was less then a year later that God called me out of the Pastorate to be full-time evangelist. So, my wife, my two children and I stepped out in faith, sold most of our possessions and moved East to North Carolina, where God led us to start PinPoint Evangelism (along with my wife's parents). God has blessed us richly for being obedient to His call on our life. He has never failed to fully provide for us and has used us to encourage, equip and edify hundreds (maybe even thousands) of saints through evangelism seminars, "on the job training" and internet media. He has also used us to reach thousands and thousands of lost sinners through open air preaching, 1-2-1 witnessing, passing out tracts and internet media. All glory to Him! We are just servants doing His will!
Things have now come "full circle". I am still constantly preaching the Gospel in the open air and reaching out to the lost through 1-2-1 conversations, gospel tract distribution and internet media. I have been an Elder/Pastor of Refining Fire Fellowship since about 2008 and it has been great! It is the most Godly and Biblical Church that I have ever been a part of. The fellowship is going deeper with God and God adds to our number as we are faithful to Him, His Word and His Great Commission. We have true fellowship with one another and care for each other as we should. God is Good! All glory to Him!