Top 20 positive influences in my life

  1. The living, resurrected Jesus Christ.
  2. The Bible.
  3. Speaking in tongues.
  4. My conscience.
  5. My wife.
  6. My parents.
  7. Being a father.
  8. Jesus Movement experiences.
  9. Friends who are sold-out for Jesus.
  10. Selling black history books door-to-door during college summers.
  11. Co-facilitating a, Spirit-led ekklesia gathering for 10 years with The Salvation Army.
  12. Being a white pastor in a black denomination (COGIC) for 3 years,
  13. Being the Chaplain at a Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center for 5 1/2 years.
  14. The Philokalia / The Jesus Prayer.
  15. The Boy Scouts.
  16. Reading many hundreds of positive thinking, self-help, and anointed Christian books.
  17. Filling up 30+ journals with hand-written positive quotations from my reading.
  18. Hearing (and reading) people’s salvation testimony / Lay-Witness Missions.
  19. Spending 3 months in India teaching at a Bible college and ministering in churches.
  20. Prayer walking in inner city neighborhoods and doing street ministry.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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