Special Forces – Orlando, FL

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Over the years our team has had the privilege of laboring at Tabernacle Baptist Church and Heritage Prep with the War of Special Forces. We have enjoyed laboring with Pastor Steve Ware and the youth pastor, Markus Secrist. They have been a great blessing! This year was no exception. Pastor Ware was on a mission’s trip this year to Africa … Read More

Special Forces – Statesville, NC

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A few weeks ago, Jamel Hamka contacted me about the team coming to his church and school to conduct the War of Special Forces. Quite a few years ago, I met Jamel doing the War of Special Forces at the church/school where he was youth pastor. I told him that we didn’t have an opening until 2019 unless he took … Read More

Special Forces – Greer, SC

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In 2013 the team came to Calvary Baptist in Greer for the first time. The team returned in 2015 and now again in 2017. Each time we have enjoyed working with the students. This time was no exception. The weather was challenging during the War nights. On Wednesday it rained hard while the teens played big ball volleyball. On Thursday … Read More

Special Forces – Arcadia, FL

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The team has had the privilege to come to Heritage Baptist Church in Arcadia for four years in a row. We appreciate so much Pastor Bedell and his wife and their burden for their mission field. This year we were thrilled to see over 30 teens respond to get saved at the Gospel invitations. May the Lord continue to work … Read More

Special Forces – Tampa, FL

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In 2007 the War of Special Forces came to West Gate for the very first time. It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since our first visit. We have come to love and appreciate these good people. If you are ever in Tampa, visit West Gate Baptist Church. One young man came all three nights, but didn’t … Read More

Special Forces – Bonita Springs, FL

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Last year the team had the privilege of coming to Gospel Baptist Church for the War of Special Forces. We were encouraged by the response of the students in the school. Also, our total attendance was 113 different teens in the evening rallies with a high night of 77. This year we were stunned with the increase in attendance. There … Read More

Special Forces – Miami, FL

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Years ago our team came to Miami, FL for the first time to conduct the War of Special Forces. Ever since then, about every two years or so we have had the privilege of coming to Westwood Christian School to conduct the War of Special Forces. It has been a joy to see the Lord work in many hearts and … Read More

Special Forces – Riverview, FL

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In 1988 I went to the Bill Rice Ranch for a few days to visit my aunt and uncle. They both had labored there for many years. That week Pastor Bob Kelley was preaching, and I remember being impacted by his preaching. In fact, my aunt gave me the recordings of those messages. I have listened to them many times. … Read More

Decatur, AL – War of Special Forces

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The team has had the privilege of being at Cornerstone Baptist Church over the years several times. Pastor Stowe and his wife are faithful servants of the Lord. They pour their lives into their students, and it is a blessing to labor with them. A lady in the church worked with a pastor’s wife from another church. She knew that … Read More

Special Forces – Fort Scott, KS

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This fall we had one week that just never filled. Our team had made arrangements to have a week off, when we received a call from Tim Roberts who has traveled with our ministry many times. Tim works with the youth group at his church in Kansas, and they asked us to come on short notice. It turns out the … Read More