Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

On of my best friends from church and growing up made this in high school.   Matt Jennings was  two years older than me and was a guy I really looked up to.   On this Good Friday, I want to thank him for being a spiritual leader in my life.  He led our small group every Saturday.  We would go to his house have our small group, order Little Ceasers Pizza and then watch Tommy Boy every Saturday after we finished up.  We were the Marvin Boys.....

I also went with Matt to my first real concert.  It was in 1989, we went and saw New Kids on the Block with his mom.   But our music taste changed.  Matt was the one that I can help credit for my 4,000 + Christian Songs on my Ipod.  Matt introduced me to Bands like Newsboys, Third Day, Skillet, Grits, Jars of Clay, and many others.  We got the chance to see most of the bands before they were big.  We saw them at churches for free for for a couple bucks.   And since then that Music has really changed and molded who I have become.

Matt also took a step out while I was still in high school and he was starting college by becoming a part time youth pastor.   I never told Matt, but that helped me to finally accept my calling into ministry.   We both had the same youth pastor, and at the time I felt called, but wasn't 100% sure and didn't know how.   After seeing Matt take the step, I knew I could.

Matt now lives in Alabama with his wife and son.   We haven't seen each other in several years.  But we still keep up thanks to Facebook and Twitter.   We also read each other's blogs and comment on them.   Even though we are so far apart, I know I can count on my fellow Marvin Boy and brother in Christ.

Who is someone that has made an impact in your Christian Life?

As youth we made up a drama to this song.  I wish I had a copy of when we did this.  So if anybody has an old VHS copy from Awanita 1997 that would be great to get it and convert it to digital.


  1. Eric,

    I have been thinking for the last couple of days about how I should respond to this. I must say that I was and am still very humbled. Like many people, I tend to go through live not really thinking about the impact that I have on others. It means a lot to me to know that I have impacted you in such a way that has forwarded the message of our Lord & Savior.

    I also wanted to thank you for the kind words. They actually came at a time when I have been reflecting on the last few years of life and really struggling with the call and purpose for this stage of my life. Your words came at a time when I have needed them to remind me that God uses all things regardless of the value we may place on them,

    Thanks for being faithful to the calling, brother.


  2. Good evening, Happy Easter 2010!!!