1st John 1:1 – 2:2 and Gospel of John 20:19-31
Good morning. My name is Steven Gifford… When I look back on my ministry, I identify 1968 as its beginning point. I was in college at the time majoring in banking and economics and looking for a career in business. At the same time, I was active in my local church, I commuted to school. You may remember 1968 was a year of turmoil. It was something that was swirling around me, but frankly, I was not as attuned to it as I might have been. Concerned a little bit, involved in the student movement back in those days, but I had to have my wisdom teeth taken out and the wisdom teeth process meant that it shut me up for about three days because they took a hammer and chisel to knock them out of my jaws. In that silence, I had my call to ministry.