The Beloved Church – Steve Cassell pt 1
When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove upon Him and then there was voice from Heaven when God said, in Mark 1:11, “You are my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
We can also read in Ephesians 5:23-24 where the Apostle Paul likens Christ to the “head of the body.” A body with no head is, basically, dead. Since Paul used the illustration of Christ as the head of the Church just like the head is in charge of the body, we can then liken the church as “the body of Christ.” We, the Christians who make up the Body of Christ, are one with Him, we can then say that WE are “The Beloved Church!” AMEN!
I have the blessed privilege of having an on fire man of God on our program today. Pastor Steve Cassell, of the “Beloved Church” in Lena, Illinois, is our guest today. Steve and I attended JSMI Bible Institute and School of World Evangelism way, WAY back in the 1990’s. Steve was one year ahead of me but we were there, sitting under the teaching of Dr. Jerry Savelle.
Help me welcome to the program, Pastor Steve Cassell. Steve, it is so good to talk to you again, my friend!
Now, I always start with this question first. So, Steve, tell us in your words, “Who is Steve Cassell?” I find your story fascinating and we relate on so many different levels. Can you share your testimony with our listeners?
My testimony is similar to your experience as well. I likened it to oil flowing over me. And it is amazing how each of us remember exactly where we were at and what we said.
How did you meet your wife, Kay?
And how did you end up at JSMI in Crowley, Texas?
Steve, if someone wanted to reach out to you, to ask a question or perhaps even to do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you?