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Our Mission:  Charles and Bess Kirby have spent 56 years in pastoral ministry, pastoring some of the fastest growing and largest Nazarene churches in the denomination. The last 19 years were at Lake Gibson church in Lakeland, Florida that experienced incredible growth under their leadership. It is obvious God had a plan for them from the beginning in 1961 to resurrect, restore and bring healing to declining churches across America. Every church they have pastored has needed restoration. That has been their ministry from the beginning.   Click here for highlights of their ministries.
 
 



Dr. Charles Kirby


Blog # 42   JANUARY 19, 2018

 

This is a detour from my series on great laymen.

IT IS A HAPPY TIME FOR BESS AND ME!

Our son Chuck, Charles Jr., and my former secretary, Kaye Simpson, are being married Friday, January 19. It is my honor to lead them through the marriage ceremony. It really is a happy time!


Through God’s providence He has led them to this exciting time in their lives. Kaye was my secretary for over 16 years at Lake Gibson Church. I have had wonderful secretarys through the years, but none like Kaye. It didn’t take her long to learn how I wanted things done in the office and church. She ran the church administrative offices with a very professional and effective ministry. As I have said before, she learned to think like I thought, and could make decisions like I would make. After the passing of Tom, her husband over a year ago, I never dreamed there would be a possibility of Kaye becoming my daughter-in-law. However, it is happening, and I could not be any happier! I really do believe it is a providential act of God in bringing Chuck and Kaye together and to the marriage altar.

The spiritual growth of Chuck is making me a proud and grateful dad. Bess and I have prayed for God to give him a wonderful Christian wife, and our prayers are being answered. We have never seen him as happy as he is presently. I can say the same for Kaye. Both of them are being transformed together, and it is a beautiful sight!

In grateful praise and thanksgiving,

 

Charles Kirby


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Bess Kirby

Blog # 42   JANUARY 19, 2018

 

 

“Just Married”

Every couple has their personal wedding date.  Charles and mine was August 19, 1960.  As you can tell, we’ve travelled many miles together, always strengthened by God’s almighty hand. As we look back over our years, we can truthfully say; we have had a wonderful life.  And the joyful journey continues.

God ordained marriage; that is, one man for one woman. Gen. 1:27 says
 

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  


He first made the man Adam; then, the woman, Eve, and the two became one flesh in marriage. Gen. 2:24 says,
 


“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

 


Well, we are happy to declare the merger, the union, the marriage of our wonderful and loving son, Charles Jr., and his precious and sweet wife, Kaye, to you on this January 19, 2018.  They tied the knot tonight. The private ceremony took place among family at the altar of Lake Gibson Church and of course, his Dad performed the ceremony.  A little later, a public reception was held in the fellowship hall of the church.

I tried to find the lyrics to wedding songs that I would have remembered, like “Because of You” and “I love you truly," but couldn’t find them on “google.”  But I found a portion of this love song in my collection of music; don’t know the author, and, maybe Chuck and Kaye saw in each other what these words say.

“ You are the promised kiss of springtime that  makes the lonely winter seem long.  You are the breathless hush of evening that trembles on the brink of a lovely song.  You are the angel glow that lights a star. The dearest things I know are what you are.  Someday my happy arms will hold you, and someday I’ll know that moment divine, when all the things you are, are mine.”

And so, the Bride and Groom have started their journey!  We wish them well!  Matthew 19:6b says, “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

I’m still loving this man of mine!!!

 Bess   


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