The full transition is almost complete save the official installation service of new pastor, John Gray.
One of the most powerful and memorable moments at this farewell service is when Apostle Ron spoke of a (one of a kind) key that he had been carrying with him the entire week. It was the first key when he started the church as a young man in his twenties and it is the only key that will be open any door in the church now Carpenter told John Gray at his own farewell service.
Ron Carpenter was a man in tears, and for a moment (or two), even as vulnerable as a small boy as he spoke of the struggle to present everything he had built and worked for most of his life to the next man, John Gray.
Tasha Cobbs made a surprise visit. Apostle Carpenter went into yet another tear filled frenzy when he spoke of how a song Tasha Cobbs sings would comfort him on his flights in moments when he was afraid.
“For your glory… I would do anything…just to see you…to behold you as my King.”
Finally, the message stressed the weight and responsibility of catching the baton, in this Christian race, as he read from the Scriptures:
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:1-2
He first charged Pastors John and Aventer Gray with the apostolic call and then the charged entire congregation with the apostolic anointing, but not without a powerful and supernatural blessing of prosperity and protection to follow.
The church will now be known as Relentless Church and the official sign/logo is soon to be placed on the front of the building.
The service closed with a meeting outside where two balloons were released. (See photos below).