Pastor Roosevelt Williams and the Emmanuel Church in St. Joseph, Missouri wanted to host a creative community event, so for three weeks in August Pastor Williams preached from a 40-foot long Noah’s Ark. He portrayed himself as a modern day Noah, with the goal of energizing people to get ready for the second coming of Jesus. Members and visitors were inspired by the lively, Spirit-filled way Pastor Williams shared refreshing biblical truth.

Souls were won to the Lord and lives were transformed by this innovative event. The church is already making plans to host another creative community outreach event in 2014.

News writer Philip Baptiste is communication director for the Central States Conference.