No Bible study this week - First week of April
No Bible study this week - First week of April
Pastor Jeff Noble is the Founding & Senior pastor of Four Winds Church. He has been ministering to people for almost 30 years. He served as a minister in the areas of Youth, Music, Education, and has been a Senior Pastor for the last 22 years in the Western Wayne County. He believes the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and i
Pastor Jeff Noble is the Founding & Senior pastor of Four Winds Church. He has been ministering to people for almost 30 years. He served as a minister in the areas of Youth, Music, Education, and has been a Senior Pastor for the last 22 years in the Western Wayne County. He believes the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and it has the answers to living life according to God’s plan for every man, woman, and child. He is a pastor and a preacher who loves and challenges his flock through the Word of God. He lives to serve the Lord through active involvement in local, state, national and international arenas.
"God Can Hit A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick":
The Christian Testimony of Jeff Noble
I was raised in a Christian home as a Lutheran. We regularly attended church, though not every Sunday. At the age of 14 I completed my catechism classes and became a "member" of the Lutheran church. Although I believed in God (James 2:19), I had no real interest in spiritual things.
As a young person I enjoyed music. I began playing drums in a Rock Band at the age of eleven. By age sixteen I was playing in clubs and at parties on the weekends. It was during my junior year that a Christian rock band played at my high school. They invited the students to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence S.C. for a concert that night. Since music was such a big part of my life (and the fact that Katie L. said she would go with me) I went to see if this band was any good. Little did I know that God had something so much more important to show me.
At the close of the concert, they gave an alter call- a term I was unfamiliar with at the time since I had been raised in the Lutheran church. One thing I did know is God was speaking directly to me. All the time I had spent in church and yet I had never heard the message of Christ and how to be saved, that is, forgiven of my sin (Romans 3:23). That night, for the first time, I realized I was a sinner, I could not save myself, and I needed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I prayed to receive Christ that evening (Romans 10:9-10).
I wish I could tell you that my life was different from that day forward. Unfortunately, the Christian band didn't bother to tell me that as a new Christian, I needed to find a Bible believing, Bible teaching church and be discipled (something I now encourage every new believer to do). Although I knew something was different about me, I didn't know how to tell anyone. I hadn't learned the "churchy" phrases (which I am very careful not to use with a new believer) and quite frankly, no one seemed interested in my newfound salvation. I remember someone even saying that in time that "I would get over it". Eventually, I returned to my old friends and old ways.
But God did not give up on me (John 10:28). Regardless of how far I would stray, the Lord was constantly reminding me that He was still there. As I look back over my life I see time and time again how He protected me. I would later find a passage in the Bible (John 14:26) where Jesus promised His believers a Helper (the Holy Spirit) to remind them of the things He had taught.
As part of God's wonderful plan, I married my girlfriend of five years on February 28, 1987. (BTW- My lovely bride went home to be with the Lord on April 15th, 2021)
However, shortly after our wedding, a friend invited us to church. Immediately, God began to call me back to Him. After running from the Lord for almost eight years, I recommitted my life to Jesus at the age of 27 and was baptized by immersion at Stough Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville N.C.. This time I was here to stay
(1 John 1:9).
I fell in love with the Lord and served Him as a layman for four years. Although I was a "corporate man" at the time and was committed to being successful in business, God called me into the ministry in 1991. In typical fashion, I fought His will for several years but eventually surrendered to full-time service in 1993.
I may not have the "typical" pastor's testimony, but I do know the Lord changed my life and has given me a pastor's heart. I also know that by sharing my experiences, I am able to be "real" with people as I tell them of Christ. The idea of doing anything other than sharing the Gospel of Christ and ministering to those in need is unimaginable. I thank the Lord everyday for saving me and allowing me to serve Him as a Pastor for almost 30 years.
Thanks for reading my testimony.
Praise the Name of Jesus!
Pastor Harry Kirk II is our newest Associate Pastor at Four Winds Church. Over the years, he served in ministry, in many different capacities. Church security, lighting, sound, visual arts and has a strong background in tech. He is currently serving his 5th term as President, for the Christian Motorcyclist Association. While raised in the
Pastor Harry Kirk II is our newest Associate Pastor at Four Winds Church. Over the years, he served in ministry, in many different capacities. Church security, lighting, sound, visual arts and has a strong background in tech. He is currently serving his 5th term as President, for the Christian Motorcyclist Association. While raised in the Pentecostal church, he has chosen to attend seminary through Houston Baptist University, in Texas. His belief, is that no matter what denomination you came from, the infallible word of God is the final authority. He is a pastor & preacher who loves to teach the word of God and how it is still applicable to our daily life. Pastor Harry has been charged with the responsibility of "Family life Ministry," the next generation of Four Winds Church.
GOD - We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
He is Sovereign and Faithful to fulfill everything is has promised in His Word.
(Genesis 1:1,23,27; 3:33; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
JESUS - We believe that Jesus is God the Son. He was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven where He resides today. He will literally return to earth at a time of His choosing to Judge all mankind. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-20; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 22:12)
HOLY SPIRIT - We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in the heart of every believer. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16,17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16.
Ephesians 1:13; 5:18; 5:25)
LOVE- God is love. He loves us and wants for us to spend eternity with Him. He also wants for us to express His love to others by meeting them where they are in life with the message of salvation. (Matthew 22:37–39; John 3:16, 13:34; Luke 19:10, 23:34; 1John 2:5, 3:16, 4:16-21)
BIBLE - We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error in the original text and is the sole authority for life and faith.
(2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalms 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)
MAN - We believe that man is a special, unequaled creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners in need of Salvation. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 18:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1,2; Romans 3:23)
SALVATION - We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward and forgiveness of God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23; 5:1; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)
BAPTISM - We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion according to the Bible after salvation. (Matthew 3:13-16,
Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 2:41; 8:36,37)
THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER- Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. It cannot be “lost” because it is maintained by the grace and power of God, not self-effort. (John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14.
I Peter 1:3-5)
CHURCH - We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. Christ loves His Church and has called us to speak the truth in love about the sin, repentance, forgiveness and redemption of man. (Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41,42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14: 23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13,14; Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11, 21; 5:22-32 Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18 1 Timothy 3:1-15, 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3)
ETERNITY - We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven. (Matthew 10:28; 25:46; John 3:16-18, Romans 10:9-10: 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrew 21:23; Revelation 20:15)
PRAYER - We believe that each born-again believer has direct access to God through prayer. (Psalm 10:17; 65:2; 99:6; Isaiah 55:6; 58:9: Matthew 7:7; Philippians 4:6.
1 Thessalonians 5:17)
MARRIAGE - We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman for life. Any other unions, legal or not, are not in keeping with Scripture and are therefore not recognized nor officiated by this local body of believers. (Genesis 1:27,28; 2:18,24; Proverbs 5:15-19; Matthew 19:5,6; Romans 1:26,27;
1 Corinthians 7:2,39; Hebrews 13:4)
THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE - We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Genesis 2:7, Exodus 20:1, Deuteronomy 19:10, Job 12:10, Psalms 139:13, Proverbs 6:7, Jeremiah 1:4-6, John 10:10, Ephesians 5:1,
1 John 4:7-8)
GOD AND GOVERNMENT - We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in all areas of society and therefore should be actively involved in the political process to choose leaders that hold to the Judaeo-Christian values that defined the United States of America. (Matthew 5:13-16; 22:17–21; Luke 20:25; Romans 13:1–7;
Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13–17)
Four Winds Church is simply about God, Love, and the Bible.
No church is perfect, not even Four Winds! But our imperfections are probably just like yours. We simply want to know God and His Word and help others to do the same. Interested?
If you want a place where people will love you and meet you where you are in life, Four Winds is that place. We believe that people don't care what you know until they know you care. If that is the kind of place you are searching for, then come join us this Sunday at 8:30 AM (traditional style music) and 11:00 AM (contemporary style music).
We also have a New Saturday Night service at 6:00 PM
Also, listen to 1600 AM or 92.7 FM Sunday's at 9:00 AM
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Pastor Jeff will open the Word of God to us on Sunday's at 9:00 AM. Please attend your church, but if you can't, tune into WAAM Radio at 1600 AM and 92.7 FM for "In the Word"