I was born again in 1969 during vacation Bible school. Later touched by the Jesus Movement. My wife was raised Pentecostal. I was raised through a multiplicity of denominations. I became a serious believer with my wife in the early 70's. We have been married 35 years and have two children Shanna and Stephen who both serve as career military. They have blessed us with six grandchildren.
The vision for this ministry was birthed in 1986 after a year of prayer and fasting. This ended in a 40 day fast during which the Lord gave us Zechariah IV as a life scripture concerning His call on our lives. The name of the ministry given "Voice In The Harvest" at the same time. Our ordination took place that same year. We were ordained by a Presbytery that consisted of Dr. Robert Doorn, Dr. Glenyce Doorn, Dr. Daniel K. Wagner and the Elders. This ordination was not planned but was done spontaneously by Dr. Robert Doorn hearing instruction from the Holy Spirit. This was instituted by God and not by men.
We have been trained over the last 35 years thru plenaries, symposiums, laying on of hands, prophetic ministry, and instruction from national and international known ministers some spontaneously, We have attended a local church for 32 of the 35 years.
Dr. Fuchsia T. Pickett was a spiritual mother to us for years as we were part of a satellite church in Alice, TX (Agape House) a work under the authority of Fountain Gate in Plano, TX, Prophetess Iverna Tompkins, Prophetess Shirley Carpenter, Prophetess Sigi Oblander, Apostle Gwen Shaw. Julie and I were both members of Gwen Shaw's End-time Handmaidens and Servants since the early 1980's. Apostle Dr. Bob Baldwin, Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, Apostle Dr. Adonijah Ogbonnaya, Prophet Scott Webster, Prophet Lynn Hiles, Prophet Charles Lynn, Pastor Donald G. Leavell, Apostle Dan Hall, Apostle Dudley Hall, Apostle Dennis Peacock, Prophet Dennis Goldsworthy Davis, Apostle Dr. Paul Doherty, Evangelist Reinhardt Bonke, Prophet Kim Clement, Apostle Dr. Kelly Varner, Apostle Dr. Jerry & Sherrill Piscopo, Prophet Bob Jones, Revivalist Jeff Jansen, Revivalist Dr. Howard Rodney Browne, Apostle Dr. Renny McLean, Prophet Dr. Kervin J. Smith, Apostle Connie Wilson, Prophetess Sherry Tait, Apostle Charles Simpson, Revivalist Randy Demain, Apostle/Prophet Michael Constantine, Pastor Bill Gilbert, Apostle Vance Russell, and many others have impacted our life's tremendously.
One great honor in particular was having hands laid on us in the order of Apostolic succession of the Syrian Orthodox Church. The Arch Bishop who laid hands on us told us this tradition goes back to the original Apostles of Christ and was the greatest honor bestowed upon ministers of the Orthodox faith. We cherish the words of the Apostles and Prophets of God. We have extensive experience in the prophetic function, leadership training schools, plenaries, symposiums, practical hands on use of charisma-ta (gifts of Holy Spirit). This spans over 35 years and still continues strongly in our lives. We have not been trained in one school but in many as the Holy Spirit has directed.
We have also been involved in many aspects of the market place. In spite of all this training you will find us not given to an intellectual approach but a Holy Spirit led approach in serving the Church as it enters into this new day. We also know that humility is our foundation in serving others as we strive to hear and obey Holy Spirit.
We believe the fruits, gifts, and Presence of God will be very evident in our service to the Body of Christ. We lovingly assure you that you will be changed by what God does. We have direct oversight that consists of those mentioned at the bottom of this page and others.
We were ordained a second time by Third Day Ministries on 04/04/2009. We have had and continue to have incredible encounters with the Lord since His call began. We adhere to and believe in submission to authority. The more righteous authority in your life the more successful your service will be to the Kingdom of God.
When we are not serving the church we work for various insurance companies as adjusters, administrative managers and storm supervisors. We are first responders in declared regional emergencies. In life all that we do is ministry as we abide in the yoke of our Lord Jesus. There is no duality in our function and calling.
We all walk by faith and not sight in all that we do in Christ. We go where ever the Lord sends us. This is a new day for all of us, let the Body of Christ arise.
The following list consists of teachers and spiritual authority we are currently submitting our life's to:
Mr. Randall Wipf (email@example.com) Bob & Sandra Baldwin ThD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Pastor Daniel K.Wagner(email@example.com). The gentleman we lovingly call Pops is Bill Gilbert from Mobile, AL. He was a pastor serving with Charles Simpson for many years. Our beloved "POPS" just recently went to be with our Lord. We miss you Pops yet we know you are with us. Pastor's Ron & Ellen Lavoie have experienced our walk and ministry as well. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are in covenant with and under the authority of Bruce & Sherry Gunkel of City of Refuge. www.thecityofrefuge.org Pastor Bruce Gunkel, Pastor Sherry Gunkel (210)-829-1792
Dr's Robert & Glenyce Doorn and Pastor Daniel K. Wagner have known us 30 years and were part of our original ordaining counsel
Thank you for your interest.