AG Podcast E8: My Backstory and Global Hope India | Excerpts of Interview with Neil Matthews
Pastor Kevin was raised in a Christian family in rural North Carolina and was called into ministry when he was 17 years old. He answered God’s call and went to Bible college, took his degree and began to minister but, due to a misunderstanding in his own theology about the priorities of a personal relationship with God and traumas in his childhood, he was fired from the church he bled sweat and tears over for three years for being a workaholic. He made the leaders of the church crazy because he was a maniac out of control trying to do good things for God but at the cost of not resting and that was why he was let go. Two months later, he was on a plane to go to India. God used that trip to teach him the priority of His presence and he had seen enough of His presence in India. After thinking about all he had experienced with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he realized that he would just pursue the presence of God above and beyond everything else. That was the fruit he had been trying to nurture. When he realized all he had to do was pursue the presence of God, he found a level of freedom in Christ through that and he felt that he didn’t have to preach again.
Global Hope India began as a by-product of Pastor Kevin/s pursuing the presence of God. He never wrote a business plan or anything like that, everything just came into place while Pastor Kevin had been pursuing the presence of God. Now, he had traveled to India 51 times, taking a thousand people with him and they had raised $6 million for their various projects. This is what Audacious Generosity is. This is the strategy of God, His mission is Jesus and His plan to accomplish that s through Audacious Generosity as seen in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
As more and more believers live with audacious generosity, we will see the great commission fulfilled. Being generous is a struggle, we all know that, especially during these hard times. That’s where Audacious Generosity comes into our life. This is an opportunity God has given each and every one of us and it is not about giving from us. It is about God giving through us and flipping it. Once we realize that giving is what God puts in our hands and all He is asking from us to do is make our hands available for the great commission, there is no limit to what He can do through us.
All we have to do is open our hands and let God guide us into fulfilling the great commission.
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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.
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