City You Live In: (Add closest Major City in Parentheses)
Gladstone (Kansas City)
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Trinity Missionary Full Gospel Church, Inc.
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
Apostle Kirk L. DeVine is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He accepted Christ at the age of thirteen, and was baptized at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. He is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has written and presented material at the National Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). He is also an original member of the Midwest Conference of Christian Artists (MCCA), which showcases Gospel Music Songwriters from throughout the Midwest.
In June 1993 while in the United States Air Force stationed in Louisiana, Apostle DeVine accepted the calling upon his life to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and was licensed by the Greater Hope Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana in October 1993. His Air Force career moved him to the "Garden State" of New Jersey, where he served as an Associate Minister and Minister of Music as Word Alive Christian Center in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. In May of 1997, the Lord confirmed that it was time to leave Active Duty Military and return to the Midwest, this time to the “Show-Me-State” of Missouri. Apostle DeVine moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where upon uniting with The First Baptist Church of Elwood, Kansas, he served there as an Associate Minister and Minister of Music. Apostle DeVine was ordained in September 2000.
With the advent of the new millennium, God affirmed the mandate previously given Apostle DeVine to start a new work for the Kingdom. While working with the Gospel Choir at Missouri Western State University, God began to show him a people who were simply existing, going from day to day, going through the motions but yet living a life of defeat. The Lord then led Apostle DeVine to share the plan of salvation with the group and start a weekly Bible Study, which brought many into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. After much prayer and fasting, God confirmed the call to start a ministry in the St. Joseph area. With God’s direction, and five dedicated souls, Apostle DeVine founded and organized Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, Incorporated, based on John 10:(7-)10, a ministry designed to serve as an outreach for the hurting, the lost, the unsaved, and unloved by teaching the infallible, uncompromising Word of God while ministering to the believer to promote and maintain Spiritual Growth and Abundant Living.
In June 2004, God directed Apostle DeVine to Trinity Baptist Church which reorganized in January 2005 as Trinity Missionary Full Gospel Church, Incorporated, based on Isaiah 43:18-21. God has called Apostle DeVine and TMFG to serve as an outreach for the hurting, the lost, the unsaved, and unloved while ministering to the believer through biblical teaching and fellowship as we I.M.P.A.C.T. this community, this region, and this nation for the Kingdom of God, that lives might be changed, families be saved, and that people be delivered from the hand of the enemy. Apostle DeVine was elevated and consecrated to the office of Bishop with Apostolic Succession by Apostle Pamela J. Brown in January 2008. He is the Presiding Prelate of New Covenant Fellowship of Apostolic and Ecclesiastical Ministries Incorporated (NCFAEM), based on Hebrews 8:8-13, which serves as a networking fellowship designed to assist in the development, under girding, and the fostering of Apostolic ministries through Ecclesiastical order and structure. To train, develop, ordain, and consecrate leaders according to the doctrine of Apostolic Succession in order to raise up a generation of transformed vessels (Romans 12:2) that they may lead others in the cause of Christ. In October 2010, Apostle DeVine was enthroned and elevated to the office of Apostle in the Lord's Church.
Apostle DeVine is married to Pastor Iris L. Gray, formerly of Wichita, Kansas and they have five children, Treynecia Angeleen, Kyriece Lynette, Kiara JaReese, Larenz Kendrick, and Kaelon MaRhonda.
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Subject: A Need For Men and Women of God in Politics!
Dear Preachers and Those in Ministry:
I need some bold preachers to go with me into the lion’s den!
I am a veteran African American Republican who in 1979, God sent into the Republican Party to bring about change and to bring down the walls of prejudice and call the party back to the place of its original birth as the Party of Lincoln.
This has not been an easy battle. I have shared those experiences in the book I wrote, Black Eyes Shut – White Lips Sealed (victorysongcollectionspublications.com). Yet I have stood against all odds, and now it is time to take it to the next level.
What I have seen is that the racism, mean spiritedness and the foolishness that is within the Republican Party is mostly at the top. Those who rise to the top, in most cases are the perpetrators. But when you go to the grass roots level, this almost is not there or it is in lesser degrees. Many at the grass roots level are those who believe what we believe, work with us and even share sweet fellowship. However, when you begin to get involved at the party level, this is where the demons of racism rear their heads and stand as gatekeepers.
Having taught American Government, State and Local Government and International Politics and Culture of Non-Western Countries as a political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I understand government at all levels – even globally. I know what it will take to break the hold and to get pass the political gatekeepers. Sit-in and protests will do absolutely nothing! Even prayer alone will not suffice. But with the power of prayer, as well as the wisdom of God, we have to move into both parties and carve out a place for ourselves as Americans, if we want to share in America’s political power base. Yes, this means moving even into the Republican Party.
As the national chair for the Black Republican Women Organization, I began back in 1987 recruiting African American women into the GOP, who were not willing to be tokens, but who could retain their blackness.
Presently, I head the National Republican African American Caucus. It is a unique republican organization because it allows African Americans to be a part of a collective body that can and will bring about change. Our goal is 1.5 million by 2012, and 500,000 in 2010. You may ask why so many? It is because political strength is in numbers! In politics, believe it or not, it has very little to do with color. It has to do with numbers and the ability to write the check. If you can show you have a substantial number of people who can stand as a voting block, and have the ability to finance your own cause, then you become a significant player within the political landscape. This is the ONLY way that we gain and retain political power. This is how we as African Americans get to the table, have a voice and place ourselves in appointed and elected positions. This is how we stop some of the foolishness that is going on in politics.
As an African American Republican, I proudly voted for President Obama in the general election. But his ability to win was because he was able to get beyond the gatekeepers and become a political player within the Democratic Party. Now we have to do the same thing within the Republican Party!
Having said all of this, I need men and women of God who will join with me to fulfill this mandate, and will join the NRAAC and even begin local caucuses. I don’t want everyone! Because it is important to remain political players in both parties. We need to be in the Democratic and Republican parties. I just need a significant number of praying people, and those who are strong and can take a stand for what is right to come into the Republican fold, so that our voices are heard.
I ask you to go to the NRAAC website at www.nraacaucus.org and see what we are all about. Then pray about this and see if you are one of the ones who God is saying, “I call you to take a stand on the other side (the Republican Party), so that you can make a difference.”
Also see if perhaps God is calling you to serve in a leadership capacity. In November, we will be making new appointments of regional and state chairs, and advisory board and national board members. If you are interested, and decide to become a member, you may submit your name, bio/resume for consideration.
I look forward to those of you who are godly and truly believe in justice and compassionate, yet self-responsibility and responsible government, joining our ranks!
…And for those of you who already are Republicans, we welcome you to the family of African American Republicans.
Let’s ALL go forth, and make a positive difference regardless of which party we are in!
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and to pass this e-mail on. Tennessee also has a state caucus at www.tnraacaucus.org. The websites for other states should be up by the end of October 2010. We welcome members from all states!
Look forward to hearing from you and even seeing you at the April 9th – 10th NRAAC Conference. Our theme: Setting the Republican Agenda to Include People of Color.
In His Service,
Dr. Jean Howard-Hill, Nat’l Chair
something else to share with you. It is about Satan's fifth column. Note that a column, as being referred here, speaks about a military formation of units following one behind the other. It is similar to an Infantry or brigade.
In 1936, there was a civil war in Spain between the left wing and right wing. Tragically, the Spaniards WERE FIGHTING AGAINST ONE ANOTHER. At one point,a certain Spanish general was besieging a Spanish city. A second general came to him and said, "What is your plan to take this city?" The first general replied,"I have four columns advancing on the city, one from the north, the south, the east and the west." Then he paused and said, "But it 's my fifth column I'm expecting to take the city for me." The second general asked, "Where is your fifth column?" And he replied, "Inside the city." The fifth column is that which is inside, working against the people who are UNAWARE OF ITS PRESENCE.
That is Satan's tactic to destroy the church. He has never been able to defeat the church from without. But once he has the fifth column inside, then "It will take the city."
In a sense, Satan's deceptive power, especially manifested in the form of witchcraft, is that fifth column inside the church. This very theme is dealt with by paul in Galatians, and in a real sense, it is the theme of the letter to the Galatians.[Galatians 3:1]
Brothers and sisters now more than ever is the time to pray for Christ 's Church. we can't allowed the enemy to come in and wreck havoc in the church. The signs are already there and we can no longer afford to ignore them. COME ON LETS RALLY OUR TROOPS IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO FALL ASLEEP,WE ALL NEED TO BE VIGILANT,LIKE GIDEON'S CHOSEN 300, WE MUST BE PREPARE AT ALL TIMES.
Remember what we are wrestling against, not flesh our blood but a wicked spirit. KEEP ALL OF YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT,HE COMES TO STEAL,KILL AND DESTROY! SATAN ONLY NEED A SMALL OPENING
Man of God this is Pastor and Evangelist Tommy Campbell Jr. I love you in Christ and it is a blessing to see the promotion that the Lord has done in your life. You are such a blessing to the Body of Christ. I hope to come to you soon. Love Always,