Pastor John Woolhouse with his wife Laurel

The old saying “when one door closes another door opens” is particularly true for Christians: God’s children.

God’s children?  You say, “but we’re all God’s children”. Yes, there is a special and wonderful shelter for those who trust in God.

When John Woolhouse kicked me out of his church, he didn’t know that God had a plan for me. Pastor John’s method of axing me was by the coward’s method: an SMS text. Three years of faithful attendance, support of his ministry and tithing was rewarded by a simple SMS text message of dismissal.

Unknown to grumpy John, God had other special plans for me. Plans for good and not evil.  Plans of blessing not curses.

I have a long association with Phil Pringe’s C3 movement. I think very highly of Pastor Phil.

It is very important to me to go to church every Sunday. So I rocked up to the C3 Church in Coffs Harbour.

A very strong and beautiful Anointing of the Presence of God filled the auditorium. I felt at home immediately.

At the end of his message the pastor talked about people who feel called to plant a church. This is the calling I have been feeling for some time. To plant a church in Bellingen on a hill top with views of the magnificent Dorrigo and Godwana National Parks.

Little did the pastor know that God had been speaking to me in this way. I felt tears coming to my eyes and I felt the Holy Spirit saying to me, “See Donald, this is what I want you to do”,

I went forward on the altar call. My new pastor invited people to come forward and receive prayer in the areas he had been talking about. I shared my vision with him of planting a Worship Centre in the forest to the glory of God. He understood and was very supportive.