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Preparing to Preach the Gospel of John

Monday, February 5, 2024 | Guest: Tim Richmond |
Topics: Preaching

Why did Bible authors write the books they did? Not every author so clearly states his purpose as the Apostle John does at the end of his Gospel: "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name" (John 20:31). With the emphasis so clearly on evangelism, Pastor Tim Richmond chose to preach the Gospel of John to his growing congregation at Grace Baptist Church in Queens, NY. Speaking of the value of the book, Tim Richmond says, "It's good for those who have been in the faith for many years. It's good for those who are not yet believing, and it's good for those who are young believers." Initially burdened for New York City through an internship, Tim Richmond planted Grace Baptist Church. This GFA church plant held its first service in September 2008 and is now self-supporting. Listen to Marshall Fant's interview with Tim Richmond on this episode of RE:CHURCH.

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.