Contemporary at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sanctuary at 8:00, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
*Worship times may change on holiday weekends, please be sure to check our events calendar for updated schedule if you are planning to visit around New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, or Christmas.
Chapel at 6:00 p.m.
Hispanic at 11:00 a.m.
Chinese at 10:30 a.m.
What Brought You to the Ministry?
I did not run from ministry. In fact, I was running towards it. In college I was working in a ministry that was seeing people come to know Christ. I had a passion to spend my life doing this. I think I was looking for writing across the sky to give me a sign of a call. When graduation was approaching, I went to the DS to see if there were positions available in a church. I told him about my passion to bring people to Christ and I was wishing God would call me. He said, “Larry, your passion is God’s call. God has his hand upon you.” I knew it, as soon as he said it. I went home with the assurance that God was calling and immediately applied to seminary.
Favorite Vacation Destination:
Well you caught me on this one. Vicki and I love to travel and I want to see the world. However, our “go to” place when we just need a few days away is New Orleans. Now we are not party people, but I love to eat and Vicki loves to shop. Some of our favorite places to do both are in New Orleans. Also, it’s close to home.
Instead of being a minister, I almost was...
A Recreation Director. When I was in college, it was known that the area of recreational services was about to boom. My under-grad degree was in this field. I was planning on working in City Parks and Recreation. I had interned at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear and was the assistant to the director when I graduated. I also thought about working on Cruise Liners but God had other plans. I went straight from college to Seminary.
What do you do in your free time.........the little there is!
Movies, Movies and Movies. I am a movie buff. I love the movies because I can hide in the dark and no one can bother me for at least a couple of hours. I think I hold the only “Elite” status Crown Club Card in the area. They roll out the red carpet and the trumpets blow when I buy a ticket!!
Most people don’t know that I can:
Sing. My wife Vicki and I used to be in a singing group before we married. She is a really good singer, and when I sing with her, she makes me sound better. Also, you can’t tell by looking at me but I also like to exercise regularly. I run and work out. I have even placed first in 5k’s in my age group, but that is conditional upon no-one else my age showing up.
The most important thing I’ve learned since entering the ministry:
Always focus on what I was called to do. I have had many opportunities in ministry, but I want to finish strong someday knowing I stayed true to the call of sharing Christ and making disciples.