“Our strength is found within our pursuit of lasting covenantal relationships, united in a common bond of unity, merging of visions, without uniformity, to network together and to experience a true corporate anointing of the Spirit.” -Bishop Levy H. Knox, Living Word Christian Center, OFU Network Visionary
We are in pursuit of building genuine covenant relationships among the Pastors in this city to promote the unity of the Spirit of Christ in Mobile and throughout the Gulf Coast. This gathering of Senior Pastors is an excellent opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with seasoned ascension gift ministries in our city, work in collaboration whenever possible, and finding concrete pragmatic solutions to the problems that exist in our community.
I count it a great honor to co-labor together in the Kingdom with some of the finest Senior Pastors in the city who serve on the OFU Advisory Council. I really value the relationships that we share and I am eternally grateful to the Lord for joining our hearts as one. The Spirit of the Lord continues to knit our hearts in a common bond of unity that the world will see the manifestation of the prayer of our Lord Jesus “…that they all may be one…” John 17:21. Together we are affecting our city and region as we proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of Christ’s Kingdom!
The Rev. Conlee Bodishbaugh is one of the founding pastors of OFU along with our current Advisory Council members, and until his retirement served as the senior pastor of Christ Anglican Church in Mobile. He and his wife, Signa, have been involved in the area of inner healing for over thirty years and continue to take their ministry, The Journey To Wholeness In Christ, to churches across the United States and overseas. “We are coming together as brothers at the foot of the Cross.”
“Our unity doesn’t come from human initiative; it happens when we are together in God’s presence.” – Pastor Jerry Jenkins, Moffett Road Assembly of God
“We have a strong desire to see people experience a transformational encounter with Jesus that positively affects their quality of life.” – Pastor Joseph Johnson, Mt. Hebron Church Ministries
“True unity comes, not in the pursuit of unity itself, but in the common pursuit of the unshakable Kingdom and the unchanging Jesus.” – Pastor Mark Wyatt, Deeper Life Fellowship
“We are not looking to build another ministerial organization but to grow together as an organic band of brothers.” – Pastor Stephen Simpson, Covenant Church of Mobile
“The mindset of the leader is the seed that grows in the people. The way to win the hearts of one another is through love and faith.” – Pastor Clinton Johnson, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
“The greatest outpouring of God’s Spirit that has ever hit the planet is destined to begin in our city. One local church can neither initiate it or contain it, it must be the Church united.” – Pastor Kevin Cooley, Harvest Church