21st November 2018
There was rejoicing in Heaven as 3 precious souls returned to the Lord through a special baptismal service which took place during the culmination of a week-long revival at the Hackney Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
The One Life: We Can Make a Difference Revival, which took place from the 3rd-10th November, with guest speaker, Pastor John Parker, certainly made a difference in the lives of all who attended.
Throughout the week, gifts were given out to every visitor while prayers were offered for those needing relief from some of life’s struggles. Many of the singing evangelists were all home grown Hackney members including Myrtle O’Keefe, Adrian Blake, Stephanie Charles and Michaela Mathieu-Marius. Saxophonist, Michael Messiah, made a profound impression on the congregation with his jazz infused style of the Gospel classic, Wade in the Water.
Yet, with all that took place during the week, it was the God inspired messages from Pastor Parker which resonated most with everyone. Pastor Parker, who ministers in the New Heights SDA Church in Jackson, Mississippi (USA) is no stranger to Hackney Church, having spoken during a highly successful evangelistic campaign there some 11 years ago, which resulted in the baptism of some 24 individuals – a record which had yet to be surpassed.
Records aside, everyone, from the church leadership to the ordinary lay member described Pastor Parker as a deeply spiritual and humble man of God with a passion for soul winning. Having just led out in campaigns in North Carolina and then California within the last month before his trip to London showed how committed Pastor Parker was and is in spreading the good news of salvation with everyone. The messages he shared in Hackney were all spirit-led and with a view to bring revival to the church.