Author: Pastor Al Pittman

As we witness the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, especially in the Middle-East; let us keep a divine perspective on the events of our day. Let us remind ourselves that “suffering” for the cross is actually a divine calling; which many in the western world refuse and resist, at all “cost,” (compromise).

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” Philippians 1:29

At the Nicene Council, an important church meeting in the 4th century A.D., of the 318 delegates attending, fewer than 12 had not lost an eye or lost a hand or did not limp on a leg lamed by torture for their Christian faith. Vance Havner.

Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Lord; knowing that “soon” we may suffer the same testing. Franklin Graham recently commented after the beheading of 21 Copts (Coptic) believers in Lybia:

As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs,” he wrote, “we’d better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States. If this concerns you like it does me, share this. The storm is coming.”


Pastor Al Pittman

Pastor Al Pittman

Pastor Al traveled extensively due to his father's military career before settling in Colorado Springs and dedicating his life to ministry and music. He has served in various pastoral roles, earned advanced degrees in Ministry, and with his wife Norma, has raised a family deeply involved in their community and church life.