I am in Cleveland, preaching the citywide revival sponsored by the local Baptist Minister’s Conference. Pastor Claudie Williams is the president of this group. Rev. George Parks is the chairman of the revival. And Pastor Charles Matthews is the host, as the The services are being held at – get this – Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Cool.
I don’t really know anyone hear. I was invited by Pastor Parks, whom I met while preaching in Northern California. I know Pastor Houston here. And Pastor Veal and I, who I met for the first time this week, have numerous mutual friends. But in spite of the fact that I don’t know many people here, everyone has been very warm and welcoming to me.
The first night, Monday, was kind of slow, as it stormed here pretty heavily. But the meeting picked up steam last night. I have two nights to go – Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember this meeting in your prayers.