Against the Wind
Creating a Church of Diversity Through Authentic Love
J. Don George
General Council of The Assemblies of God
As pastors we have taught our people about God's promise to bless every family on earth through Abraham. We have preached that our mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel. But what about the newcomers from other countries who have moved near our churches? What about those who live under the bridge, people with alternative sexual preferences, and others in our communities? Does the love of God move us to care for them? In this book, Don George shares the story of how God touched his heart and changed the direction of his church. If you want to stick with the status quo, don't bother to read it. But if you sense that God has something more-for you and for your church-open both the book and your heart to an adventure of love, challenge, and the thrill of knowing you're in alignment with God's deepest desires.
J. Don George is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church in Irving, Texas. During his tenure, the church has grown from fifty-nine people to over 10,000. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University, studied at LSU and the University of Texas at Arlington, and received a Doctor of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. He serves on several seminary, university, and ministry boards. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children and six grandchildren.