“Are you looking for a stronger, deeper place of faith? Are you longing for a faith that sustains you even in the greatest challenges of life? This book is not based on theory but is born in the place of one who practiced living by faith and has handed that faith forward to a fourth generation and counting. I’m one in a long line of people who learned faith from the author who happens to be my father. Our prayer is that you find a greater, stronger deeper faith as you read this book.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roy Gerald was thirteen years old when he felt the calling to enter a life of Christian ministry. Then, his pastor guided him through his feelings and imparted upon him sound advice to last him a lifetime: “Don’t do it unless you give it all you’ve got.”
By the time Gerald was 32 years old, he’d already graduated from several Bible colleges, he’d married, and started a family. As a young, ambitious pastor, Gerald was constantly traveling to speak at different congregations while tending to one of his own—that is, until he suffered a series of consecutive heart attacks over the course of one weekend. Against the advice of professional medical staff urging him to choose a different occupation for reasons of health, Gerald responded resolutely, “If my heart’s going to work, it’s going to keep working while I’m doing what God entrusted me to do.”
More than 50 years later, Gerald is still ministering by authoring restorative texts on matters of Christianity. His legacy is a testimony of his unwavering faith.
In 1953, Gerald and his late wife Barbara founded the South County Christian Center, in St. Louis, MI. While their ministry had humble beginnings, the congregation soon grew to require more space and even larger facilities. Over the twenty years that followed, the Geralds led their faith-filled community in the creation of several children’s programs to include a daycare and a K-12 school. They also worked extensively with the displaced community in the local area.
“The success of our Church came from
our propensity toward giving”
Prior to retirement, Pastor Gerald led an initiative to fund the construction of an orphanage in Guntur, India—a project valued at over $300,000 dollars. Through his efforts, and with aid from a small group of community leaders in the church, they raised enough money for the build as well as 100 bicycles for preachers in need of transportation in the area.
A note from the author:
My children both know that, from the time they could understand my hope for their lives, it was in my heart for them not to have knowledge of the worldly things, but for them to know Christ each in their own, unique way—in the ways that Christ wanted them to know Him.
I’m so very proud of all my family’s accomplishments. Please take a moment to visit these website(s) and learn more about their ministries.
Roy & Elizabeth’s
Home of Champions
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Roy Gerald partnered with Pastor Tony McCreary to build an additional orphanage for over 1,100 Haitian child refugees in the Dominican Republic. In 2017, the United Nations reported that 2.5 million Haitians were still in need of humanitarian aid. U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Mourad Wahba said, “There are still about 55,000 people in camps and makeshift camps. Many are still living in unsanitary conditions due to displacement caused by the earthquake. We have a very long way to go.”
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