AG Podcast E1: Introduction to Audacious Generosity with Drew Appelbaum
Pastor Kevin was born in Western North Carolina and grew up in a Christian family with his parents divorcing when he was 12 years old. He came to know Christ at the age of 10 and that knowledge became his saving refuge over a lot of turbulent times in his childhood. He got the call of God when he was 17, during which he has never traveled outside of North and South Carolina, not even having a passport back then but now, here he is, committing his life to full-time ministry. He has been married for 33 years and they have a son and two daughters. This year, they have been blessed with their first granddaughter. He has been to India 51 times and has traveled to around 27 different countries. For him, God has used India as a pivotal moment in his life and He has used India to change Pastor Kevin’s life. In India, he saw the value of God’s presence in a way that he had not seen in the US and it was on the flight back to the US when he had determined that he was going to spend the rest of his life pursuing God’s presence. He came back with their 11 year old son and some friends from their church and, now, he has taken a thousand people with him on short-term mission trips to India.
The Audacious Generosity Podcast was created as a result of Pastor Kevin writing his new book, Audacious Generosity, out on November 17, 2020 worldwide via Amazon in both book (paperback and hardback) and audio book format. Pastor Kevin considered the writing of the book as an assignment from God. He came back from India on January 8, 2020 and went into a workshop with a communication coach from January 27 to 28, right after their granddaughter was born. With an outline of the book, he began to write and, as all international travel has been suspended due to pandemic, he was able to focus on this book with an intensity he had not had for the last 8 years, finishing it by May when he would have normally been in India during this time.
He felt that God had been preparing him for 2 decades for the things he had written in the book. Audacious Generosity is about the value of generosity and how it really does open doors for ministry and the purposes of God and our lives. The context of this book may be Christian but this book is for everyone, not just for a particular religion for there is a lot of kindness that can be seen no matter what religion one may have. Anyone looking for meaning and satisfaction in life will resonate with the message of Audacious Generosity.
Audacious is a willingness to take risk and generosity is an action of being kind and plentiful. When combined, it means being generous on a level of willingness to take risk. He considered writing and publishing this book as a gift from God and a high honor. The best show of this is with God’s mission. God’s mission has always been Jesus and his strategy has always been Audacious Generosity as could clearly be seen in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son”. He gave and gifted His Son to everyone, whether they accept or reject the gift. That is what audacious generosity is and who Pastor Kevin follows as a Christian.
The problem with giving is that we start to feel like we’re being asked to give up our resources and we feel the pressure to give. It starts to scare us and we start to avoid giving all together. That is why, one of the primary things Pastor Kevin clarifies in the book, is that God is the giver. That takes the pressure away from us when we understand giving doesn’t depend upon what’s in our hands or what’s in our bank account but it depends upon Him. We give what He puts in our hands, not what we can produce.
Audacious Generosity can be summed up in three words: “Open Your Hands” and we hope that Pastor Kevin’s book and this podcast empower all of you.
The Audacious Generosity Podcast with Kevin White empowers listeners world-wide for limitless giving. Kevin showcases heart-warming stories of people from around the world as God works through them with audacious generosity to fulfill His mission. Subscribe now for your weekly dose of encouragement and discover how to experience, receive, and give more than you ever thought possible. More about Audacious Generosity.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Twenty years ago, Kevin White needed food for his family. God said, “Feed others and your family will eat too.” Today the organization Kevin founded, With Love From Jesus Ministries continues to distribute millions of dollars a year in needed resources to high need populations. Kevin’s family never missed a meal, and Kevin went from barely surviving to thriving through Audacious Generosity. For ten years, Kevin has been the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India a mission organization to Indian Nationals. He’s traveled to India fifty times hosting a thousand people on mission trips. Kevin and his wife, Shelly, have three adult children and one grandchild. They live in Cary, North Carolina. More about Pastor Kevin.
AG Keywords: Christian, Church, New Book, Giving, Charity, Satisfaction, Meaning, Freedom, reckless, power of God, peace of God, Change, God, Jesus, Bible, Set God free, Set yourself free, Set others free
KW Keywords: Speaker, Writer, Christian, New Book, Pastor, Leader, Business Development, Church leadership
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org