International Russian Radio and Television North American representative to speak at Harvest celebration

Each year Crossfire Ministries celebrates a Harvest celebration featuring a key international speaker from an affective missions ministry. On Sunday, Sept. 20, Reverend David Ogren will be the special speaker at the 10 a.m. worship service in the conference room adjacent to MVP Health Club, 515 E. Division, Rockford. The public is cordially invited to attend this service. Special music will be provided by Crossfire’s worship team, led by Pastor Judy Hemmila. Chili, cornbread and pie will be served for lunch following the service.

Ogren has pastored four congregations over the past 35 years. He pastored two churches on the West Coast in Washington and two congregations in the Midwest. He has been married for 37 years to Colleen and is the father of three children and the grandfather of four. While pastoring Philadelphia Church in Seattle, Wash., from 1996-2007, Pastor Ogren served as the missions director for International Russian Radio and Television (IRR/TV). After he resigned his church in 2007, IRR/TV asked him to be the U.S. and Canadian representative for this mission’s ministry. He now travels throughout North America casting vision for IRR/TV and ministering to pastors and churches.

IRR/TV is a nondenominational, modern mission’s organization which focuses on taking the Gospel to the nations of Russia, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The tools of television, radio and the Internet greatly enhance the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Christ. To achieve the goals of reaching these different people groups, IRR/TV produces evangelistic radio programs, television programs, videos and literature in 20 languages. In 2005, IRR/TV received the National Religious Broadcasting International Ministry Award during the 62nd Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Missions are the heart of God for all people groups in our world today. This service will help you understand how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is communicated in a different culture. Pastor Ogren will inspire and challenge you to make your Christian witness relevant in the world which you live. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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