Go, Speak to the People of Plano
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of
quietness and assurance for ever.
During the early part of 1980 I was a practicing veterinarian in McKinney,
Texas and a lay speaker in the First United Church of McKinney. It had
been ten years since I had sold my animal hospital, my farms and my
investments at the direction of God to follow Him. While in McKinney that
same hospital I sold had gone into receivership and was offered back to me by a judge.
The Lord asked me, “Do you want it?” I fasted for three days in making
At the end of three days the Lord asked me again, “Do you want it?” I replied back,
“It is not important what I want, it is important what you want!” He finally replied
back to me, “I don’t want you to have it.” That was the test, and I
had passed. Six
weeks later on the way to see a horse, I was driving through Lincoln Park, a small town
in north Texas, and the Spirit of God spoke to me. “Go to Plano and speak to the
people of Plano.”
considered what was said and then asked, “What do
I say?” The Lord answered,
“Read when Paul went to Antioch and you will understand.”
Acts 11:25,26 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:And when he had found
him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled
themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first
Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as
Barnabas, and Simeon that was called
Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been
brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
I understood after reading at the direction of God that I was a prophet and
teacher sent to the people in Plano.
Several months later I was asked to
speak to a group of people already meeting in
Plano. I spoke my first message in Plano on August 3, 1980 at Meadows
Elementary, a school just down the street from our current location.
Soon after I began to look for a building to house the ministry. I went to look at
the site we have now. It was then owned by the Church of Christ; a 16,000 square
foot building on 2 ½ acres. It was after
through I said to mys
wouldn’t have this place
But after two weeks of no sleep I asked the Lord what
It was His will for me to buy it, so I began the negotiations.
On November 24, 1980, Water of Life Church of Plano, Inc. was chartered.
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