Our guest this week is a local pastor whom I met while working a sharathon event at our affiliate, WBNH in Pekin/Peoria, IL. Talking with Pastor John King on the air made me realize his story is one I’d like our FIRST PERSON listeners to hear.
Originally from Wales, and following “whispers of God,” John King and his wife, Letty, packed up their family in August 1993 and headed to America where, for seven years, they served a church in Washington, Illinois. However, that was only the beginning of his adventures in America. Always the visionary, always the pioneer, John began sensing “whispers of God” about starting a new congregation in Peoria, Illinois. Today Riverside occupies what was major theater downtown, with about 1,200 attendees each week. Thanks to John’s leadership, Riverside has come to be highly respected and known throughout the city – among local churches, pastors and civic leaders – as a church dedicated to reaching out to the poor and needy. John’s lifelong goal is to see all people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
NEXT WEEK: Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs