Some years ago, God gave Pastor Albert Johnson a vision for a holistic church ministry. He had attempted to lead a church founded in the post-civil war years to transitioning to this vision.
It was apparent that it was not possible in this context. He began to pray and seek the Lord’s guidance as to what he was to do, realizing that God's vision had become increasingly compelling for him to pursue.
Pastor Johnson was led to resign the pastorate and to wait for God’s instruction. After months of prayer and consecration, it became clear that he was to pursue God’s vision by planting a new multi-cultural/multi-ethnic congregation.