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Mike's Testimony


I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and to attend a Christian school. As a child there were several times when I prayed concerning salvation. As a teen I struggled with my walk with the Lord and doubted my salvation regularly. Right after graduating high school I went to be a counselor at a Christian camp. While there I was convicted again concerning my soul but after talking to another worker I decided that my doubts were related to sin in my life. I re-dedicated my life to the Lord and went home to work in our youth group. What began as a fill-in worker in the youth department turned into over 13 years as the youth pastor at Grace Bible Baptist Church, New Paris, Indiana. In November 2009 we were hosting an annual youth conference at our church when, once again, I was convicted regarding salvation. I began to pray and ask God to show me clearly whether I was lost or just weak in faith. The Lord clearly showed me that I was lost, but I was so proud I was afraid to admit it. It took several weeks of conviction before it hit me, if I didn’t humble myself and call on the Lord I was going to Hell, the same place that I had been warning countless others of for years. That very thought gave me the courage to overcome my pride and on November 22, 2009, I called on the Lord to forgive my sin and to save my soul. I was baptized a week later.

Heather's Testimony

When I was a little girl my parents took me to church. The only thing I remember from that time was John 3:16 and “Jesus Loves Me”. Although the Gospel is clearly stated in John 3:16, no one ever stopped to really explain to me what those words meant. After moving to a new town I only remember going to church a handful of times. After my high school graduation I was working as a cashier at a grocery store. A co-worker invited me to church and I decided that I would go. The pastor was preaching on Salvation. I remember being frustrated because I didn’t understand what “being saved” meant and I was embarrassed to admit it to anyone. I knew there was something missing in my life. I continued going to church and after studying God’s Word, I began to understand what it meant to be born again. It finally made sense to me that Jesus came and died to save me from my sins. After realizing this, at the age of 18, I asked the Lord to save me. I was baptized about a year later (1998). 

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