Calling of Revival Leaders – God Calls Leaders
Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
“Called” revival leaders are everywhere. They dwell in the slums of Ghana. They minister to people in the inner city of Baltimore. These leaders are called in the most rural places, like 100 miles from Saskatchewan, Canada. These leaders are called in places that actively persecute Christians, like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Called leaders are just that, they are called. The vast majority of these leaders do not have formal seminary training, most cannot afford it, even though that training is needed and wanted. These are the leaders that will be used by God to create long term Christian culture.
Rev. David W. Henson, Jr., of White Plains, Maryland, is one of those leaders. David has been serving as a pastor without formal training for over 26 years.
I have been married for nineteen years to my wife Connie and we live in White Plains, Maryland. I am a bi-vocational minister. When I am not serving the Lord, I work as a Service Tech for a home respiratory company. My walk with Jesus started at the age of four when my parents took me to church for the first time. I grew up with a hunger for the Word of God and I have dedicated my life to studying it. At the age of 16, I felt the call of God on my life to serve Him. After many years of studying at the School of Hard Knocks, God opened the door for me to enter the ministry. Over the past 26 years, I have had the honor of serving our Savior as an evangelist, Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor.
I remember in my younger days how much I wanted to be a famous pastor or evangelist. I wanted to travel the world for Jesus. But as I matured, I came to the realization that not all of us are called to be used that way. After serving in many capacities…