Bobby LewisMarch 1, 2019
Life in church began for me even before I was born. My mom was Bellevue’s pianist. My dad even helped start Bellevue’s television ministry in 1958, the year I was born. From before birth I was surrounded by music, church—and media. In college, I studied IT and, at one point, God graciously allowed me to use this background to serve in several areas at Bellevue.
My name is Bobby Lewis, and I am now the VP, Operations at Love Worth Finding. This is my LWF story.
In 1972, when Dr. Rogers came to Bellevue, I’d never heard God's Word presented in such a plain-spoken way. I knew how I lived at school wasn’t consistent with who I pretended to be on Sundays.
After two years, in 1974, something happened. All the truth I’d been hearing while sitting under Adrian Rogers’ preaching suddenly connected. In that moment, I realized I had a problem with sin, God, and my eternal destiny. I responded praying, “Jesus, come into my heart and save me." He did. And while I have failed Him, He never once has failed me.
A few years ago, we started a small business in Nashville, and thought we might end up staying in that area. Due to family circumstances, we ended up spending more time in Memphis than in Nashville. My mom and my wife’s mom both were ill, and we had other items that needing our attention. After about a year and a half, we moved back to the Memphis area and I was wondering what we would do next.
Then I ran into Cary Vaughn at a restaurant. Later, he called. "Pray with me about this: LWF wants to broaden its impact through technology. Your experience might be a great help.”
God had a plan. God always has a plan. A little over a year ago, I started my first day here at LWF.
I have often thought, “What would Dr. Rogers do if he knew that he had access to social media, smart phones, and the ability to put a message out on a web site where it instantly would be available all over the world?”
Here at LWF, we have come to believe this is a significant opportunity. It is the same thinking that birthed LWF into an international broadcast ministry. Adrian Rogers' practice of using every means available to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the model.
As a result, we've launched a new website where over 800 of Dr. Rogers' sermons are searchable. Our goal is to keep growing that number. Published resources answer people’s spiritual questions every day. And as millions log onto social media and use mobile technologies, it’s a passion for us to use technology to introduce people to Jesus and strengthen believers through Adrian Rogers’ messages, to compel them to read, listen and watch, to captivate them with his teaching, and to experience the same life transformation many worldwide already have.
I was deeply impacted when we received the following:
“Last night I did not sleep; I was listening to many of your messages on your online archive and God changed my life…after attempting last night to take my own life! Glory to God!” – Facebook user
Technology now reaches people anytime, anywhere…and at their point of searching!
As I look back on a Sunday in 1972, another Sunday in 1974, and reflect on all God has done since, I am amazed at His providence and grateful for His mercy and grace.
But it’s not over, and it’s not about me.
We have a huge responsibility and an incredible opportunity in front of us. Dr. Rogers challenged us,
“Today there are still millions of people who do not know our dear Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and who are in desperate need of His redeeming grace.”
Adrian Rogers had significant impact on the lives of millions of people through his preaching of God’s Word. His ability to communicate profound truth in easy-to-understand ways is unmatched. LWF’s desire is to expand that impact through technology and present God’s truth and love to millions more…until Christ returns!
Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers. Profound Truth. Simply Stated.