Lawrence Phipps never ceases to be amazed when people ask if he and his friends are angels.
It’s happened more than once.
To him, it’s affirmation that the Holy Spirit is at work — and that believers have to be obedient to share their faith.
“One day while we were out visiting, we knocked on the door of a young woman who was crying when she came to the door,” Phipps said. “She said, ‘A few minutes ago, I started praying that if God was really in my life He would send someone to talk to me. You’re not angels, are you?’”
Phipps is so convinced that God desires to use His people that he recently resigned from Vaughn Forest Baptist Church, Montgomery, after nearly 20 years as pastor to start It’s Life Ministry (ILM). Through ILM, Phipps hopes to encourage churches “by rekindling a passion for reaching people for Christ.”