MCML Podcast E20: Pastor Jay – God’s Exponential Impact
Pastor Jay is the middle school pastor at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a part of their central services team, which leads the middle school staff for all of Hope’s campuses. Jay was involved in one of the first mission teams sent to India through Global Hope India. He is also a US Army war veteran and Jay talked about how being in a war zone led to him carrying a weight of emotional tension. A friend of his invited him to come to North Carolina so he can restart his life. And that move was a pivotal moment for him.
Pastor Jay talked about how his personal experiences have made him realize that God is a father to the fatherless. And how he continues to do this with the orphanages in India and even to people with leprosy who have been cast outside of their communities. He remembered how one trip became a catalyst to pave a way for the church to grow in that colony and for God to bless them immensely. He also shared a story on how helping a woman by pouring oil on her open wound allowed him to see her faithfulness. And how God used that moment to teach Pastor Jay about faithfulness.
He also shared how he answered God’s call for full-time ministry. He saw how multiple lives were radically changed as a result of that trip and it set a foundation for him to go full time with Global Hope India. Pastor Jay talked about how missions have taught him about hospitality and to just love your neighbor and your brother and their members. He knew without a doubt that God was calling him to full-time vocational ministry and when paired with those instances of faithfulness that he experienced in India, he believed that if you know what God’s called you to, then your response is either faithfulness and obedience or it’s disobedience.
Pastor Jay shares how missions have changed his life in terms of seeing that what God does is exponential. He saw this in the influence that God had in the different individuals that he interacted with and on the improvement of the children’s way of living in the orphanage. His vocation as a student pastor along with his experiences when he went on mission trips to India has allowed him to stay faithful.
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower the Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Missions Changed My Life Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! 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