This weekend we had the opportunity to host campus preacher, Keith Darrell, from Whitefield Fellowship. I am here to point you toward him and what he does, so that you may support him with prayers and finances. This is an endorsement, not an advertisement, but if you feel so inclined to donate to Whitefield Fellowship, by all means be generous.
Keith is a traveling preacher driving from state to state preaching the Good News of the Lordship of Jesus Christ on our nation’s university campuses. This sort of life, as you would expect, is demanding and aside from the schedule he plans (which usually changes), he never knows what is going to happen. Sometimes he may be handed a cease and desist order from the local police, or even end up in handcuffs for saying “Jesus is Lord.” Other times he spends a week meeting with folks who are challenged and convicted by his words. Yet other times he is physically assaulted by those angry feminists who think his beard is symbol of oppressive patriarchy. Oh, and this one time someone try to cast demons into him. What I am trying to say is that his ministry is reminiscent of Paul in Athens (I bet these two will share some interesting stories in glory).
Paul walks in the marketplace of ideas, the Aeropagus, and proclaims foolishness: Jesus has risen from dead, bow your knees (Acts 17:22-34). Keith walks into the market place of ideas, sets up his chair, water bottle (which always seem to be stolen), and his Bible and begins to preach. This sort of preaching is difficult as the hearts of people in our nation are consistently hardening themselves to the grace of God. This sort of preaching, necessary as it is, brings along with it hostility because people love their sins. Keith walks into the midst of lions every week, and reasons from the Word of God, unashamed. He is the kind of minister the church needs to support, the kind of evangelist our culture needs wielding the Word of God like a hammer shattering hearts of stone.
Support him. Pray for him. Keep up with him on Facebook and remind him, and all evangelists, of God’s promises (Matthew 5:10-12).