Saturday, March 29, 2008


Words can not express the gratitude I feel towards the management and staff of Barnes and Noble Booksellers - both here in Springfield, Illinois and their small book division in New York City! Most of all a HUGE THANK YOU to VALERIE PARGA, the Community Relations Manager of the Central Illinois Store, who invited us 6 local authors (3 of us Christians!!)
America's bookstore has become the premier outlet for my first book "TWO MINUTE WARNING.....Handbook of Effective Christianity for the Fourth Quarter of Life" and I look forward to them carrying my second book (now in the process of a completed outline)! 

The Lord has laid several things on my heart to complete before this summer and one of them is Book 2, the Title of which is now in flux, as the original title is NOT what the Lord wanted. A huge thank you to all those who prayed for divine appointments at the Book Signing. Thanks to all the visitors and friends who dropped by our table, which Valerie strategically placed right by the front door and the free Starbucks food!! : >) Thank you as well to the staff of the bookstore for their kindness and openness in dealing with Pastor Dr. Albert Smith especially, a kind gentle senior gent from Virginia who wrote his life story.

Thank you as well to those who prayed for my TV preaching debut on March 28 on Springfield area Comcast Cable Channel 4. It was so enjoyable, I will be applying for my own show next week! Most of all, thank you to the Lord Jesus Christ for dying for you and I on the Cross and for His Grace and Mercy in all things. I also thank Him for the best wife in the world - Vicki Lutchman  my main accountability partner who keeps me grounded at all times, and is truly a Godsend to keep me focused on being humble and real!!! AMEN.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I am humbled and pleased to announce that the Barnes & Noble Superstore, Springfield, Illinois, has offered and I have accepted an official book signing for “Two Minute Warning…..Effective Christianity for the Fourth Quarter of Life” on Saturday March 29, 2008 from 10am CDT. Barnes & Noble is situated off South Veterans Parkway off Wabash Avenue (on the southwestern corner). This will be a Local Author Event. Come by and visit AND enjoy the treats at the inhouse Starbucks Coffee Shop, in comfort!
This Central Illinois Author Event could not happen without the outreach to our community by Barnes Community Relations Manager, Valerie Parga.
“Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD (Emphasis mine), blessed is the man who trusts in Him” Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)

Monday, March 10, 2008


What an awefilled service on Sunday March 9, 2008 at Community Fellowhip Church, Petersburg, Illinois! Brother Jamal Rashmawy delivered a stunning, accurate and historical account of the awful day in April 33 AD, when our Lord Jesus was crucified. Jamal was born in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. His wife, Afaf, grew up on the exact Biblical ground mentioned in the Book of Ruth, as the fields of Boaz! Both currently operate the Holy Land Diner - an authentic Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant in Springfield, at the corner of Spring and Cook Streets (Vinegar Hill Mall).
Jamal addressed first the sanitization of Western Christianity of the brutal reality of the Crucifixion while displaying a spike/nail that was not too unlike the actual ones from almost 2000 years ago! Several myths were put to rest,
Many thanks to Pastor Dan Boyer, a wonderfully kind and blessed servant of the Lord who opens his doors to many travelling evangelists like us, as well as prayer ministries. The Lutchman Family singers led the worship music and shared in the Word and Testimony!
Vicki did a wonderful solo called "Who am I".
Sam played a medley on the keyboard of "Emmanuel and He is Lord. Amen. Christ was honored so much, we felt the Power of the Holy Ghost throughout! My main Scripture reading was from Colossians 1:13-23
To hear what brother Jamal spoke about, click on the following link; look for April 8, 2006 and Click on the audio file, next to Jamal!
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

Monday, March 3, 2008



Springfield, Illinois hosted the 2nd Annual National Men's conference - - hosted by Relevant Practical Ministry for Men. This is a new ministry based in Williamsville, Il. and headed by Business Men In Christ president Thomas Cheshire.
This is the first year that the National Day of Prayer Task Force joined all 37 ISI Nationwide conferences as a national sponsor. NDP
( is based in Colorado Springs and this outreached is headed up by NDP Vice Chairman Brian Toon.

I was blessed to ask to represent us at NDP, as the local Illinois State Capitol Coordinator based in all of Sangamon County, Illinois. This included speaking on twice during the assembly at Conference and introducing the official NDP videos of our 2008 National Chairman Ravi Zacharias and our Election 2008 promos.

NDP will next be represented at the ISI Rockford Conference on March 8 by Pastor Stan Pratt of Way of Life Church, Taylorville, Il. I will be at the ISI Moline Conference on April 19.