The Pendulum Has Swung

Lately it seems that some prominently visible televangelists have not gotten the social media memo: “Yo, you cannot behave as if nothing has changed!” The social dynamics have crossed over into new territory. We have got to be able to navigate this territory effectively. And, it requires new skills and…

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Lost on a Sunday Morning

With all the social and cultural progress we have made as a society, lives lost as sacrificial lambs in the name of civil rights progress, laws passed to protect marginalized demographics, Sunday morning is still the most segregated day in America. This is indicative of a larger problem. How can…

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  When you go to church on Sunday, or whenever you go, what are your expectations? Why are you going? Is it because your parents go and you want to obey? Is it because of tradition? Is it a social event for you? Are you seeking a different spiritual experience?…

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For much too long people have been going to church broken, depressed, bound, sick, addicted, in sin and leave the sanctuary of deliverance the same way they came. This ought not to be so. In the book of James Chapter 5, verses 13 through 15, we have distinct directions for…

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The following is a recording courtesy of Fletch Wiley’s wife Dale Wiley. It was recorded in the early 70s’ the quality is quite good considering how long ago it was recorded. Andrae Crouch was by far the most influential contemporary Christian musician. He understood his mission, and the real purpose of Christian music… to reach the lost. His style was not in the traditional genre of Gospel music. In fact his music defied and transcended genre. He used styles of music such as Jazz, Funk, Rock,Disco and other styles that were relevant during his day and often used non-Christian musicians because he was a reconciler. We have to reach those outside of the kingdom of Jesus Christ with the relevant message of salvation. Some of those musicians were men like pianist Joe Sample, saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Abe Laboriel, and the list goes on. He believed that christian music should be played and recorded at a high level.

As I listened to the secular media announce the passing of this gentle giant of a man, they paid homage to his secular accomplishments: his musical liaisons with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Madonna, and Paul Simon to name a few. Those of us who knew Andrae’s heart and purpose as revealed through the songs he wrote and the people’s whose lives were changed through the message in the songs and the live that was lived…know differently. As someone whose life was permanently influenced by the music of Pastor Andrae Crouch I can say unequivocally that I am grateful for his life.

I pay a silent tribute on this blog because it is because of him I write better, I sing with greater conviction, I preach with greater intensity and I live with a greater understanding of the lateness of the hour. The first song that I heard from Andrae Crouch was Jesus is the Answer That prompted me to listen to more of his songs. It was while serving as an apostolic church planter in the island of Curaçao, in the Nederlands Antilles, that during meetings we held in the square in Willemstad the capital that that song became our anthem and the name for the ministry. “Hesu Kristu E Kontesta” in Papiamentu Jesus Christ the Answer translated.

Up to a few years ago, he was still recording. He felt a sense of destiny with the music he wrote. Andrea Crouch the man, the pastor was no different. At the church he pastored with his sister Sandra, there was always room for the homeless, the addict and the downtrodden. Almost every Saturday they fed the hungry and ministered to the poor.
Andrae Crouch went to be with his Lord on January 8, 2015. He was 72 years old. He will never be forgotten — at least not by this ministry.

Mark Hernandez
New Agape Ministries International


We’ve heard many sermons and admonishments about us trusting God because of His faithfulness and his divine trustworthiness. However we have not heard many sermons about God finding those to whom He could entrust something. Every time you board an aircraft to head to a destination, you are putting your…

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Genesis 37: Joseph was the last son of Jacob. He was the son of his old age. He was to me a very dynamic character and that is the reason I chose to focus on Joseph in this writing. He has inspired me to look beyond myself, my own desires…

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I believe that every generation of believers has a mandate and unique call to reach their respective generation. Saying that this generation is different is an understatement! We have YouTube, Facebook, Vevo, Vimeo, Instagram, Vine, Vube and many more video based social messengers. Because that is what they are –…

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David Wilkerson Today A Ministry of World Challenge THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 A PLACE OF TESTING by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011] “I proved thee at the waters of Meribah” (Psalm 81:7). We really do not know what is in our hearts (see Jeremiah 17:9). It…

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