We moved to Pasadena,TX as Associate Pastor of Richey St. Baptist Church. I was in-charge of everything else that the pastor did not want to do. It was Christian education and youth ministry. This was in 1972 and the Jesus Movement was underway. I wish I could tell you everything but just a few highlights. ABout a month into my ministry the pastor was asked to go do a witnessing clinic and ask me to preach on Sunday night( that was when we had Sunday night services). I prayed and prepared a message on "Revival." I mean there was a lot of prayer put into this. When we had the service, I preached and offered an invitation. People began to come forward repenting, confessing, and giving testimony. The invitation time lasted over an hour as God moved mightily among is. I believe seven people got saved and families restored. It was an awesome sight. when the pastor got back a spirit of jealousy came on him like that of King Saul with David. And for months he persecuted me severely. It was a time of testing and drove us to our knees. We grew in the Lord in an amazing way. Our only hope was Jesus. God began a work with our youth. They began to grow in spirit and in numbers. We took them to a youth camp in Arkansas and God poured out His Spirit on us like nothing else. It was a miracle to behold. We started with three young people and when we left we had a retreat and seventy-five young people attended. This is where God talk us how to have a Quiet Time. We had opportunity to ministry is Hope Mission in Houston with Mildred McWhorter. We had a James Robinson crusade while we were there in Pasadena. It was here that God really opened up the teaching and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We were going through the school of fire but it was also a time of rich blessing. While in Pasadena our son,Timothy Lynn Sasser, was born in July of 1972.
What we Learned on Sunday? Insights, ideas and Inspiration