Bob Pearson, pictured here with his wife, Sharon, will be ordained to the ministry this Sunday, January 15, at 3 p.m. at Crossroads Grace Brethren Church-Frankford on Leiper Street in Philadelphia, PA.
Pearson is pastor of Crossroads GBC-Wissinoming, whose purpose is “to bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, to develop them to Christlike maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and prepare them for their mission in the world in order to magnify God.”
Pearson says, “The church in America has become increasingly ineffective (over many generations) because its members often live more like the world than like Jesus.
“I don’t want to give our community Christianity; I want to give them Christ. They need a relationship, not a religion. Our community doesn’t care much about truth; to them one truth is as good as another.
“We must first show them love before they will hear our truth, and our truth will not be heard unless it is spoken in love–not arrogance.”
Updates and further information on the Pearsons’ ministry is available on the website of Grace Brethren North American Missions.