For God and Country


On May 20-22, three churches will hear the stories and testimonies of those that have served our state and country through a special event "For God and Country." Highlighting a different speaker for each day, this free event focuses on encouragement and the redemptive power of Jesus' blood. Hardened criminals, war-touched veterans, relatives killed in bombings; these are just some of the tragedies which struck these three speakers.

Max Gunn, the speaker for May 20, served the Texas Department of Public Safety for 37 years and retired as a Senior Corporal. During his almost four decades of service he worked with Highway Patrol, Motor Vehicle Inspection, License and Weight, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Executive Security Detachment. On top of all that he taught in several schools and was a certified paramedic and firefighter. He is currently serving as senior pastor of First Baptist Church Sterling City.

On May 21, Shilo Harris will share his inspiring story. He comes from a strong familial military background and on September 11, 2001, decided to enlist in the US Army. His first tour was to Schweinfurt, Germany and then to war-torn Iraq. On his second deployment, Shilo's armored vehicle was hit by an IUD near southern Baghdad. The explosion injured the driver and killed three of Shilo's fellow soldiers. Shilo suffered third-degree burns on 35% of his body and lost three fingers, his ears and the tip of his nose. After his talk, he will be selling his book Steel Will.

The last day of the event, May 22, Richard Coss will give his testimony. He and his wife, Phyllis, were both hard criminals for years until the love of Jesus changed them. By the time Richard was 25, he had spent 10 years behind bars, including three trips to prison. He gave his life to Christ in 1969, and six years later President Gerald Ford extended a full pardon to him.

If you want to hear about the radical love of Jesus and just how much He can change someone, you won't want to miss this three-day bike ride and speaking event. Did I mention there was a bike ride? Join dozens of bikers in the third annual Jericho Ride on the morning of May 21. The riders will stop in each town, circle up and pray for the leaders and citizens of that town.

Friday, May 20, 2016
7:00 PM
Max Gunn
Broken Chains Freedom Church
5200 Henry S Grace Freeway
Wichita Falls, TX

Saturday, May 21, 2016
7:00 PM
Shilo Harris
Texoma Cowboy Church
919 US Hwy 281 S
Wichita Falls, TX

Sunday, May 22, 2016
10:30 AM
Richard Coss
Broken Chains Freedom Church/ The Church @ Woodhaven
5200 Henry S Grace Freeway
Wichita Falls, TX

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