This Sunday is “Mission Focus Sunday” and we are honored to have Pastor Roderick Hoffman with us. Pastor Roderick will be bringing us up-to-date on what is currently happening at the Jabulani Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Roderick, and his wife Lorraine, have been in Benton Harbor for several years planting an inner city church - their third church plant in the U.S.! There are spiritual needs everywhere, but those needs are abundantly evident in Benton Harbor. This couple sees those needs and are seeking to address them through the power of God.
The Hoffman family came to the United States from South Africa where they began their involvement in church planting. After their arrival to the U.S., Roderick enrolled at Moody Bible Institute and soon began planting a new church, Living Waters, in Gary, Indiana.
A few years later, at the invitation of the district superintendent, they relocated to Michigan City, Indiana and started another church, River of Life. Both of those congregations are doing well. Roscoe, Roderick and Lorraine’s oldest son, is the pastor of the River of Life Church.
Their latest ministry stop finds them in Benton Harbor with still another new church plant being born. Wherever the Lord has sent them, they have been used in mighty ways as is evident with what is happening now in this new ministry.
It has been Pastor Powell’s honor to know and work with this couple for a number of years dating back to their work at Gary. They have an authentic desire and deep interest in helping people become true followers of Jesus (Roderick has plenty of stories to share that validate God working in special ways). Roderick and Lorraine have, through God’s power, helped people to be set free to the glory of God from the clutches of Satan, drug use and abuse, prostitution, homosexuality, and other vices.
You will enjoy Pastor Hoffman’s ministry this Sunday morning as he shares with us. He is a living legacy of what God can do through a life that is wholly committed to the Lord.
Remember that you are loved and appreciated. Thank you for your connection to the Bristol Missionary Church. I truly look forward to seeing you this Sunday!