LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who refers to himself as an "ordinary man" called by God has started up a street ministry called "Street Ministry for the Broken: Arise."
Some who were in attendance to the tent meetings said they left truly moved.
With hearts opened and hands held high, people gathered under a tent on Frank Street with ambitions of arising.
"I've had a burden of sorrow on my heart since my husband passed on the 1st of May," said Patricia Poindexter, who attended the ministry.
John Wynnn is no pastor or evangelist, but he said his vision came to light during a daily conversation with the Lord.
"I was in my war room, and I was praying to God. He called me to do a tent ministry," Wynn said.
With the realization that he was being used not for his ability, but for his availability, he pressed forward. He knows his success was no coincidence.
"It started coming into play. The land was found, the signs were donated, Bibles - donated, the tent - $1,600 - half of it paid," Wynn said.
The ministry was aimed at the broken. As the tent filled with people, the Holy Spirit filled their hearts.
"Tent ministry is different because we are trying to reach the broken. They won't even go into a church. This breaks down barriers. There are no walls here," Wynn said.
"We all have trials and sorrows and problems through life," Poindexter said.
While Wynn expected to reach those on the margins of society, he found that everyday Christians could be in need of spiritual revival and revelation.
"Someone out there right now is losing their job at Lufkin Industries. They're losing their income, and they are going to be broken. There is worry right now. Then there are people going through divorces. There are people on drugs. They're on meth," Wynn said.
Poindexter said you can expect to hear God's word and to be filled with the Holy Spirit under this tent.
"Do you want an encounter with God?" Wynn asked. "Then come to the tent meeting."
If you want to go to the "Street Ministry for the Broken: Arise", there is plenty of time left. It's going on up until Saturday, June 11th at 316 W. Frank Avenue. The praise and worship starts every night at 7 p.m.