• Pastor John W. Smith, M.Div., D.Min.

Double Invitation to Two Special Events


We (John and Sue) are extending a double invitation for you to join us at two special events.

Golden Rule International Award Ceremony

Friday, April 17, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

303 Pearl St NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Ordination Worship Service for International Ministry in Africa

Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:30 pm.

Living Word Christian Center

1534 Kalamazoo SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

The attached document provides more details and the story behind these events.

· Photos and description of the Golden Rule International Award.

· Photos, description, and order of service for the Ordination Worship Service.

· Giving honor to the seven African American Pastors serving on John’s Presbytery.

· Photos and description of our adventure in faith—learning to trust God.

· Photos celebrating African American Pastors in Grand Rapids.

· Photos capturing people experiencing a foretaste of heaven in worship.

· Photos describing how God has been connecting John with people from Africa.

· Learning how deeply the Bible is rooted in Africa from the writing of Dr. Tony Evans.

· Learning about Bishop John Williams and Central Bible Ministries International.

· Seeing what the road signs on our journey of faith look like.

This may be the first time in Grand Rapids, where an older white pastor, is ordained for international ministry in Africa, by seven black pastors.

We hope you will be part of the experience!

This is a very high and humbling honor for me.

It will be quite an amazing weekend.

May God receive all the glory!!

If distance or schedules prevent you from attending—please lift us up in prayer and join us where you are in giving thanks to our great and Almighty God!

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