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The Key to Intimacy With God
Wouldn't we all like a friend who would listen to all our cares, laugh with us in the good times, comfort us in the hard times, and love us despite all our faults? Of course we would! In this compassionate message called THE KEY TO INTIMACY WITH GOD, Pastor Jeff Schreve guides us through Scripture that explains how we can have that special closeness to God that will see us through the roller coaster of life.
Jeff Schreve's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ. Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus. As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren. A New Direction After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Jeff was then called to be senior pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church now with 4500 members. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary. Personal Insights Jeff is a passionate communicator whose love for the Lord and love for people come out in every sermon he preaches. He thinks the Christian life is the most exciting, fulfilling life of all. He believes it is a terrible sin for a preacher to be boring! Some things he really enjoys: Having fun with his family, spending time with friends, laughing and making others laugh, sports (especially basketball, football, racquetball, and golf), and rooting for the Texas Longhorns.Watch more From His Heart on LightSource.com