The late Ron Dunn saw God move in his church in the 1970’s in a remarkable way. There was a heaven sent revival that changed the course of the church and the life of the pastor. God poured out His Spirit in MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in an unusual way. That revival was a turning point in the life of the church and put the church on the map as a place where people were meeting God in power.
I believe he wants to do it again, in our churches, in the year of our Lord, 2003. I believe the Lord wants us to experience a fresh wind of the Spirit. Please take time to read the following articles, taken from Ron’s pastoral article and ask God to do the same thing in your church and ministry. Lord, do it again….
(Taken from the Pastor’s Corner of MBBC church paper June 25, 1971)
I’ve never been in a service such as the one last Sunday night. For the past year God has been doing the “amazing” in our church–last night He did the “AWESOME.” All day we felt God was up to something; during the afternoon, families all over Irving knelt together to pray for the evening service. The people came in great anticipation and God didn’t disappoint us!
I’ve never witnessed a more beautiful sight than that of couples and families kneeling together at the altar for a “Divine Wedding.” That’s the only way I know to describe it. One husband said to me, “I wish someone had told me this 15 years ago.” Another said, “You’ve touched on the problem of 90% of our homes.” Another father testified, “God gave me back my family.”
If I live to be a hundred I’ll never forget the sight of ridiculously happy families, weeping and laughing and loving, as they left the church after the hour and a half invitation.
‘YOUR LOOKING AT A DEAD PERSON’ was the public testimony of one of many who came to deal with his sins and die to self. The whole building was saturated with VICTORY.
Since REVIVAL came to our church over a year ago, God has demonstrated again and again His mighty power–but last Sunday night–well, the only word to describe it is, AWESOME. We trembled and rejoiced in the unveiled presence of God.
Victory In The After-Meeting
An hour after we dismissed the service, more couples came to meet the pastor at the church to “get things settled with the Lord.” One couple who were visitors in the evening service returned at 11:00 PM and were saved!
THANK YOU LORD JESUS, FOR YOUR FULFILLED PROMISE: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst.” Praise God!
Michael served as the President of the Large Church Roundtable, the Southern Baptist Convention as an IMB Trustee, President of the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Preaching Conference, Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. He has spoken at conferences, colleges, seminaries, rallies, camps, NBA and college chapel services, well as The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. Michael is the recipient of The Martin Luther King Award, The MLK Unity Award, and a Georgia Senate Resolution in recognition of his work in the community and in racial reconciliation.
Michael and his wife, Terri, have two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.