Pastor Theodore and Lillie Johnson
by Teri Draper
(Colorado Springs, CO)
As a member of Harvest Time Redeeming Ministries, there is so much that I would like to say about my pastors. First and foremost that they are servants after God's own heart. One of their favorite sayings is, "We are people loving God and God's people"
God called this ministry into existence three years ago while we were at a Christian retreat standing on the top of a mountain. God spoke to our pastors and gave them the name of the church.
We have pastors that are running the race for the Lord, and continuously putting their hands to the plow. When I think of the "Fruits of the Spirit" I think of my pastors. They are two of the humblest, kindest, gentlest, loving, and most patient people that you could ever meet. Never thinking of themselves, but alway of the flock, laboring in prayer for them at all hours of the day, giving of their time, giving of their love, and giving in so many other ways. I can't begin to explain all of the teaching and the training that our pastors try to instill into God's people. I can truly say that this is a training ministry of the Word of God.
We are so Blessed by God to have two of the humblest pastors, and so very honored to call them our pastors. They are so in love with God, that when you look at them you see the reflection of the Lord shining through them, and I know that God is truly smiling down on them and saying, "Well done my good and faithful servant". And because they love and adore the Father so much, they never ever miss the opportunity to tell every member in our church that they love them. They have been through so much the past couple of years, but they continue to PRESS toward the mark, never wavering, sometimes tired, sometimes exhausted, but never giving up because they look to the Hills from which cometh their help, their help cometh from the Lord!!
There will always and continuously be a Praise in their mouths for the Lord. Pastors I Love you dearly, for being my teachers, my mentors, my friend and most of all my parents. I love you mom and dad.