This week I am preaching at the Calvary Baptist Church just outside of Fresno, California, in the Caruthers area. Pastor Billy Robinette took over this country church over 4 years ago. They are literally located in the middle of farm country. All around the church are vineyards, but the people still drive in to hear the preaching of the Word of God. It was exciting to see the church house filled in this country church. Their theme for the year is, “A Place to Grow,” and they are taking it seriously. They are a country church who still practice the old paths. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week to see what the LORD is going to do in the hearts of His people.
One thing that I enjoy about Pastor Robinette is his vision. He is excited about where the LORD has placed him, but he is not confining his vision to a small farming community. It’s an honor to preach for someone who understands the need for people to have an old paths Baptist church in a rural community, but also has a world vision for souls like Christ has. Thank God for faithful men like Bro. Robinette.
There was another special blessing we had this morning when Evangelist Buddy Blunkall and his family sang the special for the service. Bro. Blunkall at the end of last year had a stroke and was put into a medically induced coma. It was exciting to talk to him this morning and to see him on the mend. Please continue to pray for his healing so he can get back on the evangelistic trails to be a help to churches.