This past year has been a whirlwind and the older I get the faster life flies by. The one thing I don’t regret is serving Jesus early in my life. It was 30 years ago this July 2009 (at age seven) that I trusted Jesus as my Lord & Savior. Praise God, I have yet to get “over it.”
The clip above was a promo video that Dr Rick Scarborough’s church in Texas made for my visit this past August with their precious people. Brother Rick is one of my heroes and it was an honor and humbling to preach in his pulpit. He is also founder of VISION AMERICA.
After being bi-vocational in ministry for 17 years, while I worked on Capitol Hill in various capacities my passion was always people and preaching. It has now been two and a half years full-time completely living “by faith” since leaving the salary, benefits, health insurance, 401K, retirement, etc. This past year counting radio, tv, revivals, camps and speaking wherever God opened the door; I was blessed to preach over 200 times in one year. God gets the credit and I say this not to say “look at me” but in the wise words of Tony Nolan: GO GOD!
When I walked away two years ago, I didn’t have a single booking to speak or preach. When God said: “Go” I knew I had to be gone. We are thankful for the invites and open doors to preach and we are already filling up dates into Spring and Summer 2010. We pray daily for open doors and to go wherever, to whomever and whenever God leads. The greatest “high” in life is not alcohol but being used by the Almighty. Its not in crack but Christ, its not mariajuana but knowing the Master, its not playing with PCP but preaching on bahalf of the Prince of Peace. Its not in LSD but the Lord and not heroine but Him!
If you know of a church, camp, conference or concert that could use a glorified goof-ball for your next event – PRAYERFULLY remember my willingness to be a blessing to your church or group. My motto: “Have Bible – will travel.” Stacy at The Robinson Agency in Atlanta, GA helps with my bookings and her e-mail: Stacy@TheRobinsonAgency.com
If you are free in February 12-15, 2010 – JOIN Dr Tony Evan’s son, ANTHONY EVANS and me as we minister together aboard the Royal Caribbean on a Christian Singles Cruise. All Christian Cruises invited Anthony to sing and I have been booked to speak four times leading all devotions on the ship. DON’T MISS THE BOAT and it would be an honor to sail the seas with you into the SON! For more info – www.FrankShelton.com
LOOK OUT next week for my post on “The Little Drummer Boy.” God doesn’t ask that we be the best but DO our best. Lessons we can all learn from this little lad. God bless & go with God.
When are you coming to Arkansas?
Frank, I kind of think of us as Fed-Ex for Christ. If someone sent you something worth alot of $, say signed Boxing Gloves by Sylvester Stallone….USED in the Rocky films. You wouldn’t be rejoicing that it was from the courier (Fed-Ex) your ultimate thanks would be towards the sender.
Are we in the proper place, (& open) to receive the proper message, to be delivered to the proper person. STEPPING OFF THE SOAP BOX!
I see some of your speaking schedule on your blog and website, so hopefully we can come & see you speak again sometime!
Frank, I still smile when I recall when you preached at that UPWARDS event in Waldorf, MD earlier this year. My kid played on one of the teams and I told my wife after you preached that it was UNBELIEVABLE!!
Bro, I have been saved for about 12 years and I have NEVER seen that many people profess Christ like they did after your sermon. Between the three services, I heard that they had like 1,400 people and a combined total of 400 folks made decisions for Jesus!!!
Bro, I cried when I saw that service I was at and it seemed like almost half the auditorium stood to their feet trusting Christ. My church is in La Plata and I have told my pastor about you more than once. We need you at our church and they would LOVE you. It was powerful as you bragged on Jesus and preached about the Cross and Jesus coming again. Dude, i am still pumped!
My wife said she ran into you and your daughter at a school function recently. Do you have a local church or do you just preach all over? I drive a truck for UPS and I hope to see you again sometime. Praying for you bro and keep preaching Jesus. You are awesome!
What would it take to get you to come to our church in North Carolina?
Thank You Frank, for carrying the love of Christ in your heart and in the evidence of His Blessings in your life and ministry.
Be Blessed and Merry, Merry Christmas, and Happy New ‘U’ Year!!! Let us know when you will be close to us in Atlanta, GA.
Buddy, I got a place for you to preach in Feburary during your visit to Florida. I will call you with all specifics tomorrow.
John and I, are still praying that you speak to over 80,000 one day at FED EX Field. We love you buddy and miss your Celebrate Jesus! Crusades. God really uses you
I enjoy your posts and your love of our Lord Jesus, and hope to see ya in Houston, TX area this coming year. Praying for open doors and God bless you
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Frank! Thanks for HIS message you bring to so many all year. What a gift!
“Frank, I had the pleasure to hear you speak at the Singles Session on “Praisefest Cruise with a Cause – 2008″ in the Bahamas! As you shared your testimony there was not a dry eye in the audience.
Brother, you spoke with such honesty and insight, that everyone in attendance was challenged to put Christ first in their relationships; to seek God’s will and His ways and to trust God for the results.
Several others heard you from our church and we are already contacting staff about possibly bringing you to speak to our singles at our church!
Connie Wilmeth – Singles member – LAKEWOOD CHURCH
Hey, Just desired to know if anyone have skilled a bahamas cruises ? Thanks for ones reply !
Minerva – Thanks for your note. I have been blessed to speak on four cruises to Bahamas for ministry. Feel free to email me at Frankmotiv8s@aol.com