MT. VERNON, Ky. (KT) – The "Gospel to Every Home” initiative already is hitting home in the sweetest way for one Kentucky family here.
Wayne McClure, who was saved three weeks ago when First Baptist Church Mt. Vernon was handing out 1,100 packages for the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s “Gospel to Every Home” initiative, invited Pastor Dennis Wilder into his home for a follow-up visit Tuesday. His wife was also there working from home.
What the pastor found was someone who was not only happy to be a new Christian but who wanted his wife to be one as well.
“His wife was working from home and I came into the living room,” Wilder said. “He said to her, ‘You can be saved today!’ He was all excited. I knew she was working. I said, ‘Do you have 10 minutes? I’d like to share the good news with you,’ and she said, 'Yes.'"
Wilder said he shared the gospel and his associate pastor, Jesse Wright, also shared with her. “We were at the point of asking her to pray and Wayne sat up and said, ‘You can pray and be saved today!’ That’s the joy of seeing somebody’s life changed by the gospel. You can’t hide it. Maybe it was the change she saw in him.”
Christine McClure also accepted Christ, and she and her husband will be baptized at church on Sunday.
Wilder said he had visited the home the week after Randy McPheron, the associational mission strategist for the Rockcastle County Association, had led Wayne to the Lord while spotting him sitting under a shade tree.
The pastor had dropped off material for him at his home including a Bible, information on the church and about baptism.
“Yesterday I was sitting in my office working and I got a Facebook message from him that said, ‘Can you baptize me Sunday?’ It was just like that,” Wilder said. “Not ‘Hi pastor, this is Wayne’ or anything. He knew what he wanted. I love it.”
The church is not currently using its sanctuary because of COVID-19 but after the second service Sunday, they will be moving over to baptize the McClures, Wilder said.
The church rallied around the "Gospel to Every Home” initiative and found out quickly salvations can multiply one after another, after another and another.
“I’m glad that God used us and pray for more souls to be saved,” the pastor said.