LTD Podcast E6: History of His Story through Global Hope India
In this episode, Pastor Kevin is interviewed by the show’s producer, Joe Woolworth, who used to serve as the Communications Director of Hope Community Church that reached over 10,000 people per weekend.
Pastor Kevin felt called into the ministry at the age of 17, the beginning of his senior year in high school. His family fell apart but he didn’t have any real discipleship in his life. So as he was disciplined it came with a growing burden to help other people hear God’s voice and feel called into a bigger story. At the time he had some stereotypes of what being a pastor or an evangelist and he spent the first 10 years in ministry trying to fit his ministry into one of those molds.
But when he came onto staff at a large church he was dubbed “God’s startup guy” by the pastor there and he has taken this as his mantle to be an entrepreneur in ministry.
His first trip to India led to two realizations. 1. He needed to take his own children to India to experience ministry there and 2. A local pastor who had dedicated his life and time to make a difference in the lives of orphans inspired him to dream bigger.
He led a couple of groups which led to them deciding to take on projects in India which led to the incorporation of Global Hope India. One team per year became two teams per year, etc. After three years on staff at Hope Community Church, his heart was broken for the pastors and ministry partners in India and called him to go full-time as a missionary working on Global Hope India.
There is no greater catalyst for praying and giving to missions than to actually go on a trip. God calls us to radical obedience and there are few things more radical than getting a passport, raising funds and getting on a plane to share the Gospel with an unreached people group.
What is exciting for Global Hope India in the future? Equipping and empowering the local churches in the US to live the dream of Revelation 7:9-12.
Also mentioned on this episode:
- Find an opportunity for a short-term mission trip to India
- The total population of all Asian countries in 2019 is 4.6 billion people. That is 2/3 of the Earth’s population! Yet Asians have the smallest percentage of Christians.
- Three Worthy Investments to Reach Internationals in Your Community
- Three FREE Things You Can Do Right Now To Reach Internationals In Your Community
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower The Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI.
Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! More about Pastor Kevin.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus.
Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches.
We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org
GHI Resources & Contact Info:
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