Just west of Louisville, a gathering of young preachers and supporters met in the small church of Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church. It was a muggy and hot 100 degree day, but the words of God flowed calmly and coolly from the mouths, hearts and minds of five preachers. The preachers represented five churches from the community of Corydon, Indiana. Lead and organized by Tyler Best, the five preachers spoke about God and the city.
One preacher spoke about the need to plant good seeds into the hearts of man and do what we can to eliminate the weeds of society. Another spoke about Jerusalem and tearing down the walls that keep people separated from the joys of heaven. One preacher described his calling in Columbia to become a minister and musician just a year ago.
Most of the preachers had just finished high school and were all going to different areas of the country. I spoke with one who had decided to become an evangelist and will be traveling to Texas to begin his education. He spoke about how much he loved to visit Wal-Mart and witness to people. Another young preacher was preparing to begin an education in radio and then seminary during the summer months.
The day began with breakfast at 9 followed by an opening worship. Mentors introduced each of the preachers. We all had a nice barbeque lunch consisting of pulled pork, potato salad and green beans. It was indeed a delight to enjoy conversation with some of the local pastors who were also in attendance. The day concluded around 2:30 with a very spirited sermon from Kara Bussabarger. She is in her final year of achieving her master of divinity in Louisville and also the keynote speaker.
Tyler Best, a member of the 2012 National Festival of Young Preachers, collaborated with several other people to showcase a wonderful festival of young preachers. It was indeed an honor and pleasure to attend this event.