“The harvest is here…for those willing to pay the price to love.”

Meet Kevin Butcher of Hope Community Church in east Detroit. Intense. On mission. Passionate lover of God & people.  Sold out for Jesus. After enjoying a long coffee conversation with Kevin it was very clear these are accurate descriptions of this Christ follower & shepherd. Having experienced many years of pastoral ministry Kevin has already been a great source of counsel as we seek to plant Restore Church in the 48206 & 48202 zip codes of Detroit. Here is a recent email from Kevin that shares his heart for God, us, & Detroit.

Mike, Just great to hear from you. Loved the picture of your family – your son Kevin has a great name [heh heh]…And loved the “Greater things…” you tube about Detroit. Baptized between 20-25 people yesterday. The harvest is here, Mike…for those willing to pay the price to love. Look forward to introducing you to a whole lot of folks… Much love, Kevin

What a striking statement! “The harvest is here, Mike…for those willing to pay the price to love.” Jesus taught that this is not just a promise for Detroit but for every zip code & every place. Check out Luke 10:2 & John 4:35. May the love of Christ increasingly motivate & empower us!

The pictures below are those of Kevin & his family, & Kevin with the diaconate at Hope Church.

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