BIG GOD!

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    On New Year’s Eve 2013 – New Year’s Day 2014 it was my honor to be a small part of what God did BIG this past week at my friend, Dean Forrest annual BIG GOD Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ironically, on New Year’s Eve last year I was help ushering in the New Year preaching revival in Calhoun, Georgia and we saw souls saved and respond to the Gospel. Exactly, a year later we were blessed to see just shy of two hundred students come to faith in Christ. It.Never.Gets.Old

    This was their fifteenth year hosting the Big God Conference and for the past 13 years it has been held at Grammy Winner Ronnie Milsap’s Theater now owned by Beach Church. It is hands down one of the nicest venues I have ever seen and it is gorgeous!

    Approximately 1,450 teens from all over the Southeast registered in advance and others showed up at the door while God showed up BIG! Dean Forrest served as our past president with the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists and he, his wife, Gayna and son, Geoffrey are amazing, anointed servants of the Most High God. Evangelist Ken Freeman is a powerful preacher and he has been in full-time ministry for thirty five years and witnessed over 200,000 souls saved for Christ. Twice, he was invited to preach to thousands of ministers at the Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference regarding spiritual leadership. To date, Ken has ministered in 3,000 churches and spoken at 20,000 school assemblies! On opening night, Ken preached to the capacity crowd and
    ONE HUNDRED and THIRTY THREE souls were saved! God shook the place!! If you have never heard Jeff Smith share humor than you are missing out! Very few people can connect with Christ and comedy as well as that brother from Virginia and he has been a crowd favorite and invited back annually.

    It was my honor to speak on New Year’s eve (above) at the main morning session and I preached “Are You Waiting on the Lord or is the Lord Waiting on You?” I shared if we BELIEVE it we better “Be Living” it because folks are watching. Secondly, I shared how we need to wait on the Lord for our mate and choose to be sexually pure honoring God with our body until marriage. From there I shared on waiting on the Lord for our: Partner, prayers, problems and the Prince of Peace return but we don’t have to wait a second longer for our PARDON because today is the day of salvation! The Lord moved and after Ken witnessed 133 saved the night before I was bless to witness EIGHTEEN salvations the next morning. PRAISE THE LORD! As long as I live, I will never forget after the message when I gave the invitation just shy of ONE THOUSAND teens came out of their seats to respond to the Gospel publicly confessing sin, desiring to wait until marriage for sex, giving their burdens to the Lord and praying for a lost friend that they may come to faith in Christ. One teen told me with tears that God had called him to preach and couldn’t wait to tell his parents and pastor! God moved in a mighty way and they were all ushered out to another complex for individual counselling and follow up. GO GOD!

    Later that night, Rebecca St. James brothers sang and they have a group called “FOR KING & COUNTRY.” To say they brought the house down was an understatement. They were the only musical group asked to come back from last year and to usher in the New Year’s was none other than Dove Award Winners HAWK NELSON! Those guys love God and both groups are on fire for the Lord!

    Kerrie Roberts has the voice of an angel and I couldn’t be more grateful to God for how He moved in our midst and used Dean and his team. I encourage every pastor, youth minister and church leader to encourage your students to attend BIG GOD Conference in December 30, 2014 – New Years Day 2015! It will change lives and I met people who have attended every single year. Even after their kids and students matured and went off to college the parents elected to keep coming back to volunteer because they see firsthand the powerful transformation that happens during this Jesus packed three day event! For more information visit and/or consider bringing Dean and his family, Ken Freeman, Jeff Smith, Kerrie Roberts or anyone of the ministers from this year event to your church! The Lord is so good, I am honored and blessed to be invited back to preach again this coming year and we truly serve a BIG GOD!


About The Author

Frank Shelton

Part author, comedian & visionary but FULL communicator of Biblical Truth, Frank Shelton travels the globe pointing people to a personal relationship with Jesus. He shares HUMOR, celebrity impressions and powerful life stories that Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Saints and Evangelizes the Sinner desiring to build God's Kingdom not his. Frank has a God given gift to "dial in" to those disconnected from God and hung up in life. He is an evangelist and encourager and ideal for students, singles and Sunday services speaking over 200 dates per year at various venues.

14 Responses and Counting...

  • Gloria 01.04.2014

    Praise The Lord !!! Our Youth group from Flint Hill Baptist Church in NC was there this week!!!

  • You da man! Keep doing your thing! If you ever need a band to play for you give me a shout! LOve and miss you buddy. Blessings from GA and Happy New Year

  • Go.Frank.Go! Praise God

  • I WAS THERE!! Frank, you are amazing!!! I was so blessed to hear what you had to say. One of my friends got saved after your message, you are such an inspiration and I was grateful to hear the Word you preached. You and Ken Freeman are both AMAZING and I grew closer to the Lord because of it. Thank you for what you do for Christ! Hope to see you again

  • Frankie, you are doing wonderful things for God! Way to go.

  • WOOHOO GOOD GOD!!!

  • Amen Frank! That is what it’s all about right there!!

  • Amen, Evangelist Frank Shelton! We are really looking forward to having you come for our Spring Revival (April 27-30) at Wells Chapel! Love you brother and hope you and your family have a most blessed 2014!

  • It is my request to suggest you ask your church leaders to consider allowing Frank to minister in your church..many will be blessed and the lost will be saved..

  • AMEN…..WE WERE SO BLESSED TO HEAR FRANK SHELTON PREACH THE WORD TO OVER A 1,000 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC AT THE BIG GOD CONFERENCE. FRANK DID A GREAT JOB OF PREACHING THE TRUTH AND REACHED SO MANY YOUNG HEART’S FOR OUR LORD AND SAVIOR ON JAN 31st, 2013. IF YOUR CHURCH OR YOUTH GROUP NEEDS TO HAVE SOMEONE COME IN THAT CAN REALLY REACH TODAY’S YOUTH GIVE HIM A CALL YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID. THANKS FRANK FOR SPENDING SOME TIME WITH US AND FOR TREATING US TO A GREAT LUNCH. I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR YOU SPECK THE WORD AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE. GOD BLESS AND THANKS AGAIN !!

  • Hey Frank. This is Crystal Bouknight from South Lexington Bapt. We spoke at the Big God conference this past week. I would really like to speak with you and Ken about coming to our church for an event!!

  • It was such a blessing to hear your message and meet you @ Big God!!!!!!! I had an awesome time and there was no better way to bring in the new year!!!

  • It was a blessing to hear u talk at BIG GOD CONFERENCE. It was a good sermon. Hope you can come back to flint hill again and change other peoples lives like you changed my dads and mine.

  • What an amazing blessing you were on Monday night on the TBN taping! God-affirming words from you, for sure! Thank you for your obedience, and blessed to be touched by the anointing and wisdom on your life and ministry! God Bless

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