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Old 06-28-2022, 12:48 PM   #1
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I can finally share what has been a matter of prayer and waiting for the last 2+ years. We will be planting a Livingston Campus of the Key Life Fellowship main Campus in New Caney. We have been serving there since 2010 and I was on staff there for 6 plus years as a Youth Pastor. After moving up to Livingston about 5 years ago, God began to birth a desire in my heart to plant a church here to see God do the same thing here that He did in New Caney. We researched and visited many existing churches up here but were underwhelmed and it only reinforced what I was feeling led to do. My Pastor and I began to pray together about this over 2 years ago and it started as a Sunday evening home Bible Study in my home in 2021. It has grown tremendously and can no longer be held in a home. We decided as a church back in March that instead of me doing this independently, KLF would help us in this work and plant a Livingston Campus of KLF where I would Pastor. We began to look for spaces which was a challenge with limited options in this town. We just trusted that the right thing would pop up and it did. We probably won't officially sign the lease until next week. We will be leasing part of a building with the option to purchase the whole building down the road as we grow. I hope the renovations don't take much more than a month but we'll see. I have felt like a huge part of my life has been missing since stepping down from full-time ministry in 2017. We are extremely excited about what God is doing and what He will do in Livingston. Please pray for us as we step out on faith and watch God do something great in our hometown!

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Old 06-28-2022, 12:53 PM   #2
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That's awesome! Congrats!
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:55 PM   #3
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Best of luck. God will provide.


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Old 06-28-2022, 01:01 PM   #4
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That's awesome. I have visited the New Caney campus in the past. I pray that God blesses the new church and reaches the community effectively.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:02 PM   #5
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Praise the Lord Josh!! I know that you and Him been workin' on this for a while!! Patience is indeed a gift from God that can be a burden at times. Sure glad to see this posted! You sir, just keep right on serving Him and He will provide. You going to keep your day job for now?
I will be praying for wisdom and strength for you as you lead God's church. Just keep Him first and you'll be fine!
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:05 PM   #6
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Praise the Lord Josh!! I know that you and Him been workin' on this for a while!! Patience is indeed a gift from God that can be a burden at times. Sure glad to see this posted! You sir, just keep right on serving Him and He will provide. You going to keep your day job for now?
I will be praying for wisdom and strength for you as you lead God's church. Just keep Him first and you'll be fine!
Yes sir Charlie. It certainly has been a matter of patience and prayer. I will continue to run the business and will be bi-vocational for a while... as long as I'm able to do both without ministry suffering. When we grow to the point where I can't do both well, I will step away from building pools and turn it completely over to my partner.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:09 PM   #7
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Sharing with my brother and his wife that are new to Goodrich/Livingston area.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:29 PM   #8
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Good stuff Josh!!!! God bless this new endeavor. I know the people in Livingston will be glad to have you. Keep us posted, I’d like to visit.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:30 PM   #9
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Sharing with my brother and his wife that are new to Goodrich/Livingston area.
Thank you. We'd love to have them.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:32 PM   #10
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Congrats brother. That definitely is no small feat.


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Old 06-28-2022, 01:36 PM   #11
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Good for you for discerning and following your call.

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Old 06-28-2022, 01:39 PM   #12
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Man that is fantastic news. I will pray for you guys to plant the seeds needed for your area. I am excited for you.
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:47 PM   #13
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Josh this is Awesome news! I am excited for you and Keylife! I spent 30 mins talking to Kirk and Brandy at academy the other day and just absolutely love those people. I know great things are on the horizon
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:49 PM   #14
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That’s awesome news Josh. Where is the location that y’all have secured?
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:55 PM   #15
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Outstanding
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:08 PM   #16
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That’s awesome news Josh. Where is the location that y’all have secured?
I'll text ya Terry. I don't want to publicly share the location yet until we sign the lease next week.
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:18 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the kind words, prayer, and encouragement!



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That's awesome. I have visited the New Caney campus in the past. I pray that God blesses the new church and reaches the community effectively.
Thanks Bobby. Wish I'd have known that y'all visited so I could have said hi.

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Good stuff Josh!!!! God bless this new endeavor. I know the people in Livingston will be glad to have you. Keep us posted, I’d like to visit.
We'd love for you to visit brother.

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Josh this is Awesome news! I am excited for you and Keylife! I spent 30 mins talking to Kirk and Brandy at academy the other day and just absolutely love those people. I know great things are on the horizon
Thanks Mike. Yes sir, Kirk and Brandi are good folks. Kirk has been a huge mentor in the faith for me over the last 12 years.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:31 PM   #18
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That's awesome, Josh. It's always exciting to hear about people who have given everything to serve the Lord. I hope I get the opportunity to get back down and would love to visit with you some more.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:49 PM   #19
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Awesome!
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:15 PM   #20
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Awesome deal, this world needs more like you sir!! Good luck in your new adventure
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:17 PM   #21
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Thats awesome congrats! lets us know the location when you can. Ill come visit when were at the lake house
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:24 PM   #22
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Very cool! Prayers sent for great success and leading many to Christ!
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:30 PM   #23
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Outstanding work, Josh!
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:36 PM   #24
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Very good. Prayers for the new beginning.
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:28 PM   #25
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Very cool! God bless y’all on this new season of your lives!
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:50 PM   #26
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Great news. God Bless!!
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Old 06-28-2022, 11:17 PM   #27
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Prayers for your ministry.
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:55 AM   #28
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Thats awesome! Go God!
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Old 06-29-2022, 12:08 PM   #29
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Awesome!
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Old 06-29-2022, 10:01 PM   #30
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Very cool, will be in our prayers
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:11 AM   #31
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This is great to hear when someone dedicates themselves to making a difference in peoples lives. Very admirable and prayers up for your endeavors.
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:27 AM   #32
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Well done sir. I hope and pray it does well.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:31 AM   #33
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I remember your testimony Josh and what a powerful testimony it is. You were chosen by God to lead others out of the darkness that so many of us has experienced and I am proud to call you my brother.
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:45 AM   #34
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Awesome. I will surly come for a visit. We have been looking for a home church for a long time now, one can only hope. Looking forward to more info.
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Old 06-30-2022, 12:27 PM   #35
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Thanks again for all of the prayers, encouragement, and kind words. It really is appreciated. For those in the are that would like to visit, I will be sure to make a post when we get close to having our first service. We would love to have you visit.
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:02 PM   #36
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Old 07-28-2022, 01:48 PM   #37
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Well, we are looking at having our first worship service on either 9/11 or 9/18 depending on how the renovation moves along. I will keep y'all up to date as we get closer and get it nailed down for sure. We are excited to have our first work day this Saturday to start demo in the space. I appreciate all of the prayers as we move closer to seeing this work unfold!

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Old 07-28-2022, 02:01 PM   #38
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I was going to look you up next week. Taking family to Livingston next weekend and thought about attending your church while there. Will try again in the future. Will be going to LeBlancs as well. First trip to the lake
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You are doing good work! God bless you!
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Old 07-28-2022, 02:07 PM   #40
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Awesome news Josh. Congrats.
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