Former detective to lead Urbanna services
Urbanna Baptist Church will sponsor a series of three evangelistic services on October 26-27 at the church. Sessions are planned at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, and at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday evenings.
The Monday service will be preceded by a free dinner at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
“The Invitation” will be led by Dr. Wayne Hines of Grace Evangelistic Ministries in Lanexa. He was called to the ministry in 1989 while serving as a forensic detective with the Richmond Bureau of Police. He served as a pastor for over nine years before entering full-time vocational evangelism.
Dr. Hines has preached the gospel, not only in North America, but in Ukraine, Philippines, Guatemala and India, resulting in thousands of professions of faith.
He has also helped plant several churches overseas, primarily in the Philippines. He said he has worked with local churches there that “understand the importance of reproducing and multiplying their evangelistic potential” by planting new churches.
“These churches begin in homes, community centers or anywhere the believers can gather for worship,” he said. They are mentored by a “parent” church pastor and from the beginning each church is given the vision of planting even more churches.
The mentoring method provides guidance to the new church and its new believers. Local people take the lead without outside financial support and this has become a model for church reproduction in the Philippine culture, he said.
Everyone is invited to attend the services and learn more about the Bible and the invitation it contains.