Celebrating Grandpa’s Dream 7th Year — A CareGiverStory
1 John 2:27
Click to review a LETTER written —by my father
March 09, 1989
at 11:15 P.M. in its original form
The Ministry of Dr. William L. Brent
This page is the reason and the encouragement for the creation of GrandPa’s Dream.
The images and words above represent a summary of the ministry, the vision and the work of Dr. William L. Brent in its original form from 1982. Click on each dot to experience his proclamation that God is the God of a Second Chance.
The Spiritual Vision Behind Grandpa’s Dream
Dr. William L. Brent is the inspiration for GrandPa’s Dream. This program is a tribute to him, to his life-long ministry, and to his compassion for all people to help the sick and the needy.
Affectionately known as “GrandPa,” Dr. Brent studied and earned a doctorate degree in theology at International Seminary, Orlando Florida. He lived a life of love and has ministered the word of God to people all over the world. He believes God is “THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE,” and we ought to “Love thy neighbor as thy self” (Leviticus 19:18).
Dr. Brent has a spiritual gift of healing, and shares this gift by the lying on of hands to the sick, poor, and those who have given up on life. Dr. Brent’s vision of empowering mankind by the word of God is eternal.
“God is the God of a Second Chance”
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
– Luke 4:18
On the fifth day of February, 1982, I picked up a Bible in my home and began to read. I tried to memorize the New Testament but I never accomplished the feat. I was so happy for the Word that God led me into a 31 day fast devouring His Word without a morsel of food parting my lips. Forty one (41) pounds lighter, God changed me into a new creation. old things had passed away and all things had become new.
In August, 1984 the Lord led me to be trained in the things of God. I left home in Colorado and went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where I was trained in every area of the ministry. “I started at Rhema and finished in Victory!”
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
– II Timothy 2:15
If there is a rightly dividing the word of truth, there is also a wrongly dividing the word of truth, so search the scriptures to be approved of God.
– Mark 16:15
|“They shall take up servants; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
– Mark 16:18
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6
|Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma has over 220 Home Bible Fellowship Study Groups responding to Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty’s vision for church growth and I am a product of that vision.
The human body needs continuous renewal and replenishing or it will die. That requirement is also true for the church, the body of Christ.
One of the greatest needs of a dynamic and growing church is evangelism. If evangelism is not a strong part of the church it will remain dormant, producing no fruit, or it will die.
More important is the command of our Lord Jesus Christ to evangelize – to go into all the world preaching the Gospel and making disciples. When Jesus told His disciples that they would be His witnesses after the Holy Spirit came upon them, He also told them they would first be witnesses in their own hometown – in Jerusalem. Only after they evangelized Jerusalem the disciples could then spread out unto Judea, Samaria, and finally unto the ends of the earth.
Churches need to be involved in evangelism similar to the saints in the book of Acts.
Winning people to the Lord must begin in our own neighborhoods, in our cities and villages; wherever we have been planted.
|“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath set me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound seeking thing but never finding peace inside.”
– Isaiah 61: 1 & 2
It is always my endeavor to teach the Word of God, not from a Denominational viewpoint, not a Theological concept, nor anyone’s personal opinion, mine included. I always want to make whatever I say based in the Word of God, not to get an idea for a subject, and then find some scriptures to support that, and go ahead and present the subject, but rather to teach the Word. So it is imperative that if you are going to receive the MAXIMUM benefit from the study to search the scripture for yourself, follow along, read the Bible for yourself, that’s why I give you the Scripture verses. Don’t take what I say as final authority – because I am human, I could miss something. I don’t intend to, I don’t want to, but suppose I do? There is no point in you missing it because I miss it. So if you study the Word and follow right along with me, that will keep all of us honest, and our integrity will be maintained and the Word of God will be presented as it should be by the direction of the Holy Spirit.
(A letter from) VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER
March 10, 1986
We congratulate you on your completion of the Foundations Classes. Your willingness to be a part of Victory is important to us. God calls people to support a church as well as He calls those who lead it. Your coming is a response to God’s calling upon your life. We honor this and rejoice that you have committed yourself to this ministry.
Each of us makes up the church, the body of Christ, and our relationship with one another is vitally important. The depth of our commitment one to another reflects the depth of our commitment to Christ. We encourage you to make the decision to walk in love and not be moved by the circumstances the enemy would try to bring against you. Faith works by love and love conquers all.
We are counting on you to share in the work of the ministry. God has called all of us to be about His business. As we work together we will enjoy the results together. The investment of your prayers, service, giving and attendance is going to bring you a great return. Let everything you do be a seed and expect God’s harvest to come your way.
God’s richest blessings are yours in Christ.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” – II Timothy 4:7
“Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
– Mark 16:15