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Celebrating Second Anniversary: Evangelist Pastor John Collins and Love That Cross, Wyoming
Love That Cross Ministries, Wyoming, led by Evangelist Pastor John Collins celebrates second anniversary of ministry's launch this month.
By: Love That Cross Ministries
Locally, Pastor John Collins is recognized as an eloquent and popular pastor. Nationally, he is recognized for his no nonsense position on difficult issues and calls other pastors to task to address the issues from God's point of view, based on the Bible. Pastor John and Love That Cross take the commandment of "love your neighbor" seriously. He leads his ministry by example and sets a standard for others to follow. Pastor John knows an evangelist is someone who is set apart by God to teach the ways of God. Evangelists are in the public eye because they are outspoken and profess their faith plainly. Pastor John demonstrates to others integrity and honesty in his actions and words, and does it humbly and with kindness. He makes his listeners think. This is one of many reasons Pastor John Collins and Love That Cross have been successful for the past two years.
Consistently, Pastor John Collins has shown that in order to get to God, people have to come to believe in Jesus Christ, learn to act like Jesus Christ and learn to act like Christians. Christians are supposed to help the poor, Christians are supposed to treat others as they would like to be treated. The two commandments Jesus taught were to "love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength" and the other commandment is to "love your neighbor as yourself." Pastor John Collins teaches these commandments in every one of his sermons, and he acts them so that people can see how Christians are supposed to be. Pastor John walks the walk. He lives humbly. Many evangelists in the public eye have multi-million dollar homes, expensive new cars, designer clothing and pristine mega churches that they launch their ministry from. Pastor John lives in a middle class home, drives used vehicles and preaches from pulpits of moderate to small churches all over the country. He is quick to help a little girl who walks into a church in her pajamas carrying a doll, not only in feeding her, but helping her family manage the reality of latchkey children left on their own. A conversation with a diabetic woman reveals that she has no food and is unable to get out to a store because she is ill. A phone call to an area food bank and senior center from Pastor John helps the woman get through. Finding wood for heating for a shut in who had no other heating source kept an elderly man warm. An addict who needed to get into rehab couldn't find an open bed was assisted into a rehab center that hadn't had any beds open. Waiting in line at a fast food drive through, Pastor John has been known to pay for the meals of the car behind him. Taking people in off the, feeding and sheltering them, opening one of his churches up on frigid nights for those who have nowhere else to go…all are examples of being Christ-like in the life of Pastor John Collins. He sets an example of being Christian, Christ-like, serving God with humility and obedience.
For Pastor John, it is living the fruits of the spirit, every day, in everyday life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It is being truthful, having integrity, standing in faith of God in the face of the world and not caring what the world says about him. Pastor John says "Just because you go into a garage doesn't make you a car, and just because you go to church doesn't make you a Christian. It's what you do that matters."
Pastor John takes his faith seriously. He takes his relationship with God seriously, he takes the salvation offered by Jesus seriously. He walks that walk every day, every minute. He admits he is a sinner, he knows that he isn't perfect, but he also knows that people are watching and need an example to live by, just like 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus to show mankind how to act. Pastor John strives to show how we are to act as humans, as Christians. At the end of the day, he asks for forgiveness and repents of the sins and gets up the next day to try to be the best that he can be, for God and for Jesus. It is why Love That Cross continues to grow.
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"God is never secondary in my life, He is always Primary"- Pastor John Collins
Nicholas Kirsch, A Work of Hope