Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fellowship during A.W.E. 4/8/09

As many of you know Pastor Kevin Pullam is having a month long revival that takes place each Wednesday of the month of April. I have been in attendance on each night so far. I must say, we have been blessed to hear a mighty word from two very gifted preachers already. It promises to be one of the city's most exciting and beneficial revivals we have had in many years. I know that it had to be God inspired to bring this together for such a time as this. Thank you Pastor Kevin for your step of faith and obedience to except this challenge to render unto God's people a chance to be revived and renewed through this great revival.

The first Wednesday of the month Pastor Lester Gillespie was the Evangelist. He did a marvolous job in his exposition of the word. He is from a long linage of Preachers and singers and he brought a message that brought a clearer understanding of today's issues and misconceptions. Even though, Pastor Gillespie did all of that....little did the congregation know one of MY sons was on the way for the second round of AWE.

Pastor Lance A. Mann was understandably under estimated by most since he had not yet made his debut in this area. It was immediately apparent to ME that the crowd was pleasantly surprised from the moment he began to speak. Oh My God!! We could have opened the doors of the church when he finished singing the song BEFORE he preached. I had heard about Lance's preaching, caught a small glimpse on utube, but... Mann, oh mann, oh mann!! He brought us up to another level. God really blessed him to preach. He is so gifted in all areas of the "art" of preaching. I'm not going to even talk about his tune on the end of the message. I thought he was going to hurt himself, REALLY!! We were all either on our feet or on the edge of our seats. He was Practical yet profound. Masterful exposition of the written word. He taught us, he advised us, he warned us, as well as giving us hope. YES, I'm bias. but, I KNOW preaching, I'm not a liar, I am an honest person, I try to be fair and I call it like I see it. All I can say is God be Praised for such a wonderful worship experience through the "foolishness of preaching" done by Pastor Mann.

Lastly, I would like to express, how honored I was to sit there in the midst of the congregation and beam with pride as his surrogate Mother. I stepped into the role of Lance's late Mother and was moved to tears as I felt what she would have felt if she had been in attendance. I know that kind of pride, because I experience it first hand whenever any one of my gifted, preaching, biological sons stand in John's shoes. We had great fellowship as a family the whole time he was here. Lance met new brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins that he will have for life. Everyone who has inquired about Pastor Mann since he left, addresses him as our son. Of course, it always brings a big smile on my face. Thank you Pastor Lance for coming to Corpus Christi, Texas and leaving it better than when you arrived. I can't wait to see you again.

Lance and I at the airport when he arrived in Corpus.

Pastor Arthur Lane and Pastor Lance Mann at the restaurant after we left the airport

Before Lance preached sitting in Pastor Kevin's church office

Pastors Kraig Pullam, Lance Mann, and Arthur Lane before service

My sons: Pastor Kevin, Pastor Lance, Bro. Keith, Pastor Kraig

Pastor Lance Mann at the Corpus Christi International Airport. On his departure back to Newark, New Jersey

These are just a few photos we took while our son Pastor Lance was in town. If you want to see all of the photos we took while he was here, you can view them on my facebook photo album. We had wonderful fellowship the short time we were together as a family. I look forward to the same experience with the rest of my Blog Sons in the near future.

Have a "Happy Easter" experience in Worship tomorrow! Be blessed.


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...


Thanks for everything this week. You and Pops and Kevin, Kraig, Keith, Latonya, Pastor Lane and everybody else, has made this week one of the jewels of my life.

I can't wait to bring Penny back with me the next time I come. See you guys soon up in Jersey. Love you much!


Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

Love the pictures and the blog. Lance is the best!

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

I'm glad you were able to enjoy God at work through your sons, particularly Pastor Mann. He is a preacher's preacher and a beloved son. Continue to love us as you do, we appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Mom it sounds like all were made the better by the fellowship and the word of God brought by Lance.

I can only imaginge how rich the worship experience was along with the fellowship. Maybe it was just a glimpse of what heaven will be like...ya think?

God be praised that you all were able to meet and I hope that you all reamin life long friends.

God be praised.

Be Encouraged,

Tony R.

Anonymous said...

Hey mom, I too look forward to meeting you and your husband one day. I can tell you guys are really close and friendly people.
I trust God that one day He will arange for us to meet and fellowship together.

I too can't wait to hear Spoon and Owens.

Please pray for the revival.


Pastor W.L. Pullam said...

Well said my dear. You captured the essence of all that has transpired. I am in AWE as to just how awesome the experience has been. And,to have been blessed of God to have such wonderful fellowship with Lance and the rest of our sons: PRICELESS! Thanks for the post and the pictures. One conclusion that I have come to is that "you were born to blog" (lol). But, seriously, you do have the gift.
Love you.
Pastor W.L.P.


Belated Happy Easter.

GOD Bless~~~

Keith D. Witherspoon said...


I know that you all were blessed by Lance. He is a tremendous preacher!

I can't wait to meet you all in person!!

Anonymous said...

Hey mom good morning. During this week all participating churches have an evangelist that preaches at their church nightly. Everyday during the revival there are noon day services and late night services. Each noonday and late night there is a different guest evangelist from one of the participating churches that does that respective service. For instance today there will be a noon day service and a guest evangelist will be preaching. That same guest evangelist will tonight at 7pm preach at the church where he has been invited. After the 7pm services about 10pm, at another church all of the participating churches will gather together to hear another guest evangelist.
It is a preachers delight to hear so much preaching. It's like April madness here in OKC.

If in the providence of God you are able to make it here it would be a blessing to see you and to worship and fellowship with you during this great time of preaching.

Pray about it and if the Lord opens the door for you and your husband to come, run throgh it.

Tony R.

Vietta P's two cents said...

Yes, Lance was a blessing. I am looking forward to my next Son to except the challenge of AWE's assignment, Pastor Kraig Pullam. I know we are in store for another blessing. I am in prayer for the entire AWE experience.

God be praised!

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