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Sincerest Regards, Your Servants in Christ,
~ Keith & Melissa Drinkard
I accepted Christ as my Saviour at the young age of eight or nine years old and was baptized shortly thereafter.
Growing up in an independent, fundamental, Baptist home and church was only by God’s grace. It seemed as though I had been saved my entire life, with the exception of seven years of living in complete rebellion to God’s Word. It was during the end of those seven years that I began to question my salvation because there was no evidence of faith in Christ.
At the age of 22, after a revival service with John Van Gelderen, I went to my parents’ house and settled it once and for all. At that time, I received assurance of my salvation making certain of my trust in Christ as my Saviour.
In 2007, God began working on my heart, or I was listening more attentively to God calling me. It was obvious that the Lord was working on both my wife and me about full time Christian service. We were not sure what it would look like, but we both surrendered our will to Him. In 2009, my wife confirmed her salvation in the Lord and was baptized.
In 2011, we moved to South Knollwood Baptist Church. One year later, the Lord, through the church, saw fit that we become even more involved in the ministry. Over the course of two years, my wife and I believed the Lord was speaking to us about surrendering as church planters. In March of 2014, we came to our Pastor about what the Lord was doing and told him we were convicted and called to become church planters. We are thankful for the support of our Pastor and sending church in the call God has on our lives.
In August of 1999, I went to a Christ In Youth (CIY) conference, and a friend showed me in the Bible that we are sinners. I immediately saw my sin and wanted to be saved. My friend began praying for me to be saved. During this time, I attended an evangelical church off and on, but I never felt comfortable there.
In 2001, I met my husband, Keith. While we were dating, he took me to his home church, Calvary Baptist Church, in Valley Falls, Kansas. This church was nothing like the church I had previously attended. There was something very different about this "Baptist Religion”. On July 19, 2009, I received assurance of my salvation and was baptized! I have not had those feelings of doubt since!
One Wednesday evening in the church parking lot, my husband told me the Lord was calling him to preach! The Lord had already been preparing me for this time. Before the Missions Conference of March 2014, Keith told me he wanted to know my thoughts about surrendering to be church planters. Honestly, I was just waiting for him to say something. I knew the Lord had been working him over! I was ecstatic that he had more direction for what the Lord had called him to do. Together we went forward and surrendered our lives for church planting, and I am even more excited today to see how the Lord will use our family!