San Antonio, TX
You just never know what God has for you until you get to the place where the world has nothing for you. To the place where you are empty of worldly things and totally stripped of everything you knew as normal. I was not new to church by a long shot, but was new to this church. A year prior I had a not so nice fall from grace at my church of 17 years, and went to hide out at another mega-church in San Antonio. But that too came to an end. It was New Year’s Eve, 2014 I sent my longtime friend, and now pastor, Pastor Warren Beemer a message and asked if he could meet with me. I was in a bad spot and just needed someone to talk to. I was able to meet up with him the following Wednesday and sat at a restaurant and just told him I was done. Done with everything. Done with life. I had no place. He told me I had a place and to come to Sunday service. So I did and that’s when God started to work something out in me. But I was still in somewhat of a mess.
That was my state when I first encountered Pastor Greg. He was preaching at my church, Healing Place Church San Antonio, on a Sunday morning. See, I heard there was a guest speaker. But I didn’t want to hear a guest speaker. After a while of internal struggle, I got myself together and just went on to church. Greg preached a message that morning called “Any Place but Backwards” and I promise he was preaching to an audience of ME! He was nailing me up one side and down the other. I had made up my mind that as soon as the altar call started I was going to leave. But God had another plan. Out of nowhere, Greg pointed at me and asked me to come to the front. I walked to the front, he put his hands on my shoulders and began to tell me my life story of the past few years. I was absolutely paralyzed. He told me details about my life over the past 3 years that no one knew besides me and God alone. Then he began to prophesy over my future…speaking things that were the desire of my heart that again, no other person knew. My knees went out from under me and I was out. No matter how hard I tried to stand up, I couldn’t. I kept getting knocked to the ground. The Lord spoke sweetly to me that He was “birthing” something new. He wasn’t remodeling, he was completely rebuilding.
The following evening, I went to my pastor’s home where Greg was speaking to the church leadership. I wasn’t in any position or anything, but I was invited. When I walked in the door, Greg said, “It’s good to see you standing finally..” and he laughed. I went and hugged him and just began to weep. He spoke a word to me..”God is your defender and He’s your restorer. Everything that has been take won’t be given back, but will be replaced. Remain in the place where you can receive.”. He spoke to the leaders that night a message “The Rest of Your Life is the Best of Your Life”. And again, he called me out again.
Everything Pastor Greg has spoken into my life has come to pass. You see, I had made a huge mess of my life…while I was in leadership of one of the largest churches in San Antonio and in the US. It all came crashing down. I was told I’d never be in ministry again because of what I had done. That because my marriage failed because of me, that I would never be able fully serve. Since then, God has birthed newness into my life. I am remarried now to the most amazing woman on the planet and we serve in ministry together. I have been ordained and I am currently leading the men’s ministry at my church and doing some “kingdom” things as God opens doors. My life has been completely rebirthed! The relationship with my kids is rebirthed! The rest of my life will certainly be the best of my life.
I thank God today that He didn’t give up on me. That He didn’t say, “Game over..”. I thank Him for grace today. And I thank Pastor Greg for being sensitive to the Spirit of God and speaking LIFE! I love you Giller!!! The words you spoke changed my life!
My favourite encounter with Pastor Greg Gill happened in Calgary years ago. It was after service, and the Lord was moving big time. Pastor Greg came up to me, wrapped me in a big bear hug, and started to prophecy over me. It was so grand, so majestic, so straight from the mouth of God that THOSE WORDS have been brought back to my memory HUNDREDS of times over the last 10 years or so. I believe the release of that prophecy set me on a course of destiny that was so much more expansive than I had previously envisioned. That to me is Greg Gill and His ministry, whether or not you are privileged to get a hug bear hug from him- He exudes not only the intimacy of the Father’s heart but vision SO BIG that it can set the course of your destiny ON FIRE. His ministry is an ON TIME ministry- helping to keep the body of Christ in step with what God is doing on the earth right now!
CHRISTOPHER DE VRIES
When asked to share I immediately went into the thought process of how this ministry has affected me directly; into the routine testimonial direction one would go.
How wrong I believe I was. This ministry is, in my experiences, not just about us here in Canada but more importantly, about the many, many people who are in countries where proclaiming the name of Jesus can get you arrested or even killed.
This ministry exists to see the name of Jesus preached in the corners of the world that many cannot or will not go. It exists to reach those who cannot be reached in their own homes. It exists through strong faith and strong obedience.
The impact made on me is one of how we should be living our lives in Christ.
Denying ourselves and living in whole obedience to Christ; going into the most dangerous places a Christian can go to achieve the Great Commission; doing so in complete faith and trust for safety and provision while in these places; continuing forward while not knowing where the next dollar is going to come from or how you will raise enough for where you are called to next; these are all things that show the character of the leadership in this organization.
Without continuous prayer, trust and focus this ministry would fall at the hands of the enemy. I urge everyone reading this to pray over Greg and the leadership for God’s continuous provision and safety. God has called them into something extreme and they need our prayer!
The testimony here is in the fruits and faith of the leadership. They are a shining example of Godly leadership, obedience and who disciples of Christ should be.
What Drives Us
Our passion is best expressed by the following: Relationship, Honour, Generosity, Empowerment, and Contending for the presence of God. We exist to connect like-minded fivefold ministers and ministries in Relationship building ministry to one another, by Honouring the mutual giftings and ministries of each member in a spirit of Generosity for building member capacity to reach the world around them with the full gospel of Jesus Christ.
Welcome to the Family
We live unselfish, kind-hearted lives, graciously sharing our time, talents, and treasures with each other to support and fulfill God’s call and purpose, with strength, power, and honour. We are known by our open relationships, commitment to one another, and having hearts enjoined to fulfill the mission God gives us for the nations!