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by Pastor Zak White
As a new Christ follower in high school, I prayed a lot, asking God what He wanted me to do with my life.
Seven months after becoming a Christ follower my family took a vacation to Las Vegas, NV. We were walking down the strip very late one night when a guy handed me a brochure about call girls. For the next hour I faced a barrage of encounters in which God showed me very clearly that people are hurting. I remember a gut feeling that I absolutely must do everything I can to tell people about Jesus and what He had done in my life.
The next morning I read about Ezekiel’s call and commissioning in Ezekiel chapters 2 and 3. I prayed during that morning promising God that I would dedicate my life to Him once more, specifically for ministry and leadership if He would use me to do great things.
While in Las Vegas I told God that I wanted to start a church where it “is ok to not be ok.” I even thought Las Vegas might be the perfect place to do it. That was my first sense of a calling to church planting. Since that day I have always felt called to pastor a new church.
Fast forward almost 13 years to October of 2008. I began to feel that it was time to launch a new church. After months of prayer, seeking the counsel of other ministry leaders I admire, and conversations with my wife we said yes to God’s calling on our life to start a new church.
And now the Revolution has begun…