In 2000 the Lord called Pastors Shawn and Susan Lyons to pack up their belongings and move their family to Derry Pennsylvania in order to pastor a small Church in the middle of a cornfield. After stepping out to answer the call, the Lord began to unveil His vision for the church and ministry (written below). Seasons of sowing, growing, and harvesting have been seen since then as salvations, healings, miracles, and grace have been abundantly poured out by the Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God has reached some 50 countries worldwide through the website and its free sermon downloads and we’re just beginning to see the impact.
In recent times the ministry has been called to create a place of refuge and nurturing for young children in the area as well as host Nights of Refreshing to minister to the lost, the sick, and the hurting. As we step into the next season that the Lord has begun to unravel, we’re beginning to see a greater measure of His awesome vision come to pass. To God be all of the Glory!
We would be a strong, faithful church for evangelizing the world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ would be preached and taught to each one.
We would be a church that shepherds, trains and raises up godly men and women who would become disciples and leaders. Each one would thus be equipped, consecrated and anointed to minister to the Body of Christ and to the world through the power of the Spirit with supernatural signs.
We would be a church of mission – reaching beyond our walls into the local area, region and to the nations around the world.
We would be a place of refuge – a church of love and compassion, reaching out to all who are hurting, oppressed and downtrodden.
We would be a church of mercy and restoration, that those in need; body, soul, mind and spirit would find their salvation, healing and wholeness in Jesus Christ and His Word.
We would be a church where the Gospel is preached and Jesus Christ is Lord, a place where the Holy Spirit has full reign.