Last night I spoke at the 2009 Holy Convocation services being hosted by Bishop Victory Couzens and the Inspirational Baptist Church of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great worship service. Joe Pace, of the Colorado Mass Choir, is the worship leader of this congregation. And the musical praise was very uplifting. And the congregation was eager to hear the word of God explained. Who could ask for more?

I met Pastor Couzens for the fist time last night. But I was very grateful to see the good work the Lord is doing through him and his congregation. Since his arrival at Inspirational in 2000, the Lord has blessed Couzens (who is still in his early thirties) and Inspirational to experience great growth, spiritually and numerically.

On Easter Sunday, Inspirational worshiped for the first time in their brand new facilities (their second in nine years), which includes a main auditorium, youth and adult Christian education space, an administrative wing, a gym and skate rink for the young people. Built on the site of a former theme park, the congregation even has a miniature golf course on its campus.

The services this week are a part of a week long celebration of God’s goodness to this congregation. Bishop Victor Curry from Miami spoke on Sunday morning. Pastor Jeffrey Johnson from Indianapolis spoke on Tuesday night. Pastor Kevin Cosby from Louisville spoke on Tuesday night. And Bishop Greg Davis from Collegeville will close the meeting out tonight.

Please remember Pastor Couzens and the Inspirational Church family in your prayers.