My Dear Friends,
With great joy and enthusiasm I announce to you the creation of Christ Xpress, a dynamic ministry which is very, very dear to my heart. Serving God directly and visibly through a ministry which publicly uplifts the name of Christ, His great and abundant love, and the good news of our redemption — while dynamically serving and meeting the needs of others and making a positive impact within the community — has been something which has churned over and over again in my heart since I was first baptized. There are many of you who could say the same. And there are many of you who have responded much earlier in life, that is, on a full-time basis, than I.
In my life the desire to serve God is a natural outcome of a personal and dynamic experience. However, the decision to involve oneself in servanthood, while representing the person of Christ through a public ministry, has been something that has required a great deal of honest reflection, truthful assessment, struggles with self-improvement, lots of learning and lots of prayer. In my life the rubber is meeting the road. All the while, I am continually adorned by the great and precious gift of God’s abundant love and infinite grace. At every turn I have cause to praise God.
In today’s world, many good people do many good things. There are thousands upon thousands of organizations that help people and serve communities. However, I believe that Christians should work more to uplift the name of Christ and bring the name of Christ outside the cloister of the church building and out into the community. As we serve others, that we do so, not just to meet needs or make an impact within our community, but also that we do so to publicly acknowledge and honor the author of our faith as we work under His banner and namesake. Colossians 3:17 states, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”
Christ Xpress is an organization that has many facets, plans and activities, has three main areas of outreach, works to improve the quality of life for the elderly, disabled, vulnerable and needy, supports and assists Christian artists, and will be part of many great, exciting and wonderful things within our community. However, as you take the time to read this material it will become clear that the underlying purpose of Christ Xpress is to love, to encourage, and to uplift others — to express and reveal Christ. Christ Xpress is a dynamic tool that works to provide opportunities, encouragment, and assistance for others to faithfully and thoughtfully represent Christ, moving in fellowship out into the community, serving others and bringing honor to God. Thank you for taking the time to read this material and consider your involvement in what I am sure you will find to be a very real and rewarding journey.
In His Service,