We believe that America has become the priority mission field.
It is our desire to create an atmosphere where Pastors, Evangelists, Lay preachers, church members, families, youth groups, etc. can come and be stirred to start where you are and get involved in reaching the familiar fields of home.
The American church has been the means which God has used to reach the world for decades, but we must not fail to create a strong Home Missions base as well!
This year we are hosting - The Pioneer Summit - at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in West Plains, Mo. On Friday evening there will be a church service in the tabernacle with special guest speaker Rev. Barry Gautreaux - Pioneer Pastor from Pine Prairie, Louisiana. He will be delivering encouragement and instruction, while drawing from his 20 years of experience on the Pioneer Front. Then on Saturday we will go across the street to the church annex building for a Seminar Setting accompanied by a refreshing lunch. We will have 3 special speakers on Saturday:
· Bro Joseph Snow - who has served as a Tulsa Police Chaplain for the last 2 years. He will be speaking specifically on the need for peer support among the ministry - especially as it relates to pioneer ministries. He has received extensive training on the subject and has been used effectively by God to help those who are suffering from P.T.S.D.
· Bro Darin Shipley - who is a 20-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Force. He will speak from a Police Officer’s perspective concerning how a church should positively affect a community. In his years of experience, he has seen first-hand how a church has the potential to influence a crime-stricken community with the powerful message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
· Bro Ben Baker - who is currently serving as the Missouri State Representative for the 160th District. He has previously served as a Councilman of the city of Neosho, as well as the Mayor of Neosho, Missouri. He will discuss the need for conservative Pentecostal Holiness people to get involved in our communities so that we may see a positive change to our local governments.
We would love for you to attend The Pioneer Summit, and if you are planning on coming please R.S.V.P. by May 1st and we will take care of your accommodations. If you would like to pursue your own reservations, please note - The Holiday Inn Express in West Plains has given C.P.T. a special rate of $94.00 per night. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
Maranatha! - The Lord is Coming!
Bro. Jeremy Spurlock - President of Maranatha Missions Inc.