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Thursday, 10.22.20
Thursday, 9.17.20
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Friday, 8.28.20


Weekend Services Time Changes 


Beginning the weekend of September 12th – 13th, our live in person worship service times will change. Will also be adding a Sunday evening service that includes EK & 56 for families. Agua De Vida Hispanic Congregation plans to add a 2nd Saturday service as well.


Saturday Night | 5:00PM & 7:00PM

Sunday Night | 5:00PM


Sunday evening service will hold outside services for the following

  • EK classes for children 3yrs – 4th Grade (Located on the patio south of the MPV)
  • 56 for 5th & 6th Grade (Located on the grass near the venues)


WOL Café Open 
If you are joining us for the weekend services, the WOL Café is open for online orders & pick-up. Place your order at  from 4:30pm – 8:15pm on Saturday nights.


Ministry Return to Live Meetings 

Beginning the week of September 8th and throughout the month of September, a number of ministries plan on returning to live meetings on campus. These include:


Equipping Ministries

  • School of Ministry Track 1
  • School of Ministry Track 2 (Living Waters)
  • School of Ministry Track 6


Healing Ministries

  • Celebrate Recovery
  • The Landing
  • Clean Waters
  • Restored Life
  • Growing Hope
  • Freedom Road


NxtGen Ministries

  • Activate Student Ministry (ASM) mid-week service for 7th – 12th Grade
  • Young Adults (YA) mid-week service for Young Adults


Men’s Ministries Bible Studies


Pre-marital Class


Wednesday, 7.14.20


Hello Water of Life Family,

By now you’ve heard that more changes are headed our way in our state, county, and local communities as a result of increases in COVID infections across the state and within our County.  Throughout this journey, we strive to exercise prudence and wisdom as we guide our church family.  After working with state, county, and local officials, we have arrived at the following decisions.

We are suspending indoor, live worship services at Fontana, Upland, and Agua de Vida starting this weekend.

We are offering a live, outdoor worship service at 6:00pm this Saturday night at the Fontana campus.

Here are some details about the outdoor service:

  • The start time is delayed until 6pm to ensure that we are worshipping in the shade of the main worship center. 
  • Capacity is limited and tickets are available at Eventbrite.
  • All of our COVID precautions will remain – temp screening, social distancing & face masks – to provide a low risk, worship experience.
  • Agua de Vida will also host an outdoors service on Saturday evening at 6:00 PM in the amphitheater near the chapel.  Tickets for the ADV service are also available at Eventbrite.

Additional Information

  • Our online services continue at our normal services times (Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 9:30am & 11:30am) hosted by our staff and pastors. Check out Ways to Watch.
  • We will continue to provide great content for your kids and young adults. EK, 56, ASM, YA.
  • The Administration Office is closed but our staff will remain available and operate remotely.
  • We are continuing to care for the needs of our church and community through the Get Help/Give Help campaign.
  • CityLink will remain open to care for both our church, the poor, and our surrounding community by providing needed tangible support.

While things are changing regularly, we’re committed to keeping you connected, cared for and updated. Be sure we can keep in touch with you; sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to seeing you outdoors this Saturday evening.

With love and blessings,

Water of Life Community Church

Wednesday, 5.27.20 - Special Invitation for Frontline Workers

Please watch the video below for a special invitation from Pastor Dan

Our Water of Life family invites those of you who are on the front lines of this battle — nurses, doctors, emergency responders, care providers and those who have found isolation to be overwhelming, to this Pentecost Sunday service.

It is likely we won’t be able to support everyone who wants to return live in the worship center – our emphasis will be on those who need to return.

If you have found the online experience to be engaging and your needs have been met, we want to encourage you to continue worshiping in that way. Those who have a compromised immune system or are considered at a greater risk due to underlying health conditions should also remain online for the time being.

You can reserve your seat with Eventbrite by choosing a worship service below.


With love and blessings
Water of Life Community Church
Tuesday, 5.26.20 - Request for Prayer & Intercession


The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


Partial Fast

Daniel 10:3, “I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all, until the entire three weeks were completed.” In this type of fast you give up a part of your regular diet for a time.


Complete Fast

Complete fast of half meals a day. Many people skip breakfast and or lunch then take dinner for their fast.


Total Food Fast

This often consists of only drinking water and juices for a fast. No food.


Total Fast

No food. Only water.


Fast Other Than Food

Many diabetics and others with eating disorders fast from a pleasure other than food. Television, movies, or a hobby while devoting themselves to prayer.


Set aside special times to pray even if it is only 5 minutes several times daily. Remember, fasting is not about earning things from Him, but learning things from Him.

Thursday, 5.21.20 - Small Groups Reopening Plan

Water of Life Family,

The planning is in motion for reopening our weekend services.  Pastor Dan and leadership are working diligently to make this happen soon.  We know that many of us cannot wait to enjoy gathering together and many of us are looking forward to having fellowship with people in our WOL family.  Small Group Ministry is working hand in hand with leadership to make this happen.  Our church family will need small groups more than ever as we, day by day, move towards coming together. We know that nothing contributes to the well-being and life of a believer quite like growing with a small group of other believers. That’s how the church at large began and that’s how Water of Life began.

Small Group Ministry plans to implement three phases for groups gathering together.  The first phase is online; second phase will be in our backyards or other outdoor spaces; and then finally, phase three gathering in our homes.  If you would like to be part of the Small Group Team and part of helping us with our reopening plans, please fill out this short form: SG New Leader Interest, and we will connect with you as soon as possible to get the process started.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

Your Small Groups Team

Wednesday, 5.20.20 - Reopening Update

Sunday, May 17, 2020


Water of Life Family,

Throughout our lives each of us has been surprised, shocked and disappointed by events or circumstances that were unforeseen. I think the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine would certainly fall into this category. When I think back 3 months ago to February, life was seemingly rolling along as normal. None of us knew what lie ahead. Fortunately, we serve a God who is never surprised by the things that shock us. He is never overwhelmed by circumstances or situations that sweep over us and threaten to overwhelm us. What we feel is chaos, He turns into destiny if we stay at His feet and allow Him to lead us. This has been and remains the goal of my life and ministry, to be led by Him.  I think it is sufficient to say I never took a class in seminary on pastoring a church through a pandemic and quarantine. So, as I often say, school is life and life is school — learn your lessons well. Believe me, I am trying to do just that! But I must say the lessons have never been this tough to discern.

Over the past several months, I have listened to our Governor’s zoom calls and heard him repeatedly speak of every aspect of life in California excluding people of faith and places of worship. I have seen him deem churches as non-essential and bypass the need to worship while congratulating us on “doing the essential things like feeding the poor and caring for those who are shut in.”  But as I have stressed to his staff in our interactions, we are not a social service club; we serve others because we believe what Jesus said: “If you do it to the least of these you have done it unto Me”. Our love for others and our care for the hurting are part of our worship directed to Jesus. But those serving Him also need to be fed. I hear week after week from many of you who are starving spiritually, hungering for fellowship and encouragement. Let me share a bit of an email I recently received so you can sense the needs of those on the front lines;

     Greetings Pastor Danny, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For restarting live, in person, church services once more. You will be under a lot of fire and criticism for doing so at this time. However, speaking personally as a nurse at two large tertiary care hospitals, that are dealing with Covid-19 patients on a daily basis, I agree with your Spirit led decision to resume on site services. The church is very essential in this crisis. I have had many mornings coming home after working grueling consecutive 12 hour shifts, crying because I’ve listened to 2 or 3 Covid code blue announcements over the loud speaker calling for the team because someone is dying…and dying alone because no visitors are allowed. Just putting on the proper PPE and wearing it for 12 hours is very stressful. And both of my hospitals are running out of appropriate N95s which makes us feel that we’re not being protected safely to do our jobs.

     The mental anguish and anxiety I am feeling I’ve kept to myself, as to not affect the quality of excellent care that I must provide for my patients. I am weary. Thank goodness for your Daily Devotions! I thrive on them for encouragement and redirected focus. Thank you for being obedient to The Father in guiding us through this pandemic and just in general. For my spiritual and mental health, I NEED to get out of my hospitals, this house and worship with our Water of Life family in person!

We have no desire to rebel against the Governor’s directives; Our goal is not to be activists making a point. I am a pastor whose job is to love, equip and serve the people God has placed in my care. But I do fear for the future of the church as our voice has been muted and our ability to care for those isolated, depressed and discouraged has been removed. We are not allowed to hold classes for those battling addictions, grieving a loss or struggling with depression. I have made many attempts to reach our Governor in order to discuss the role people of faith have as first responders during a crisis like this. Clearly, we have been disregarded, marginalized and counted as part of the problem not part of the answer. We are part of the answer. To quote June 30, 2015 News Release from the American Psychiatric Association;

     “Many people facing a mental health challenge, personally or on behalf of a family member, turn first to a faith leader. And for many receiving psychiatric care, religion and spirituality are an important part of healing. In their role as “first responders,” faith leaders can help dispel misunderstandings, reduce stigma associated with mental illness and treatment, and facilitate access to treatment for those in need.”

We have worked tirelessly to build a plan that we believe allows churches and other houses of worship to open safely in California. The Governor’s staff have this document and they tell us that it has been passed onto the Covid Task Force. In their words, “It is a great document”, but in the next breath I was told, “We don’t want you to think this is going to happen anytime soon.”

After hearing the Governor explain on a zoom call two weeks ago that “Large gatherings of strangers make me anxious so please be prepared because Major League Baseball, the NBA and churches will not be gathering anytime soon.” It became apparent to me that our Governor sees worship in the same light that he sees entertainment. I knew it was time to pray and consider moving ahead in a very limited and very safe fashion to reopen our worship services.

So, I need to be extremely clear.  We are not reopening as “Business as usual”. Initially we are going to offer one service for first responders, those isolated and depressed and those who have been sheltering in place alone. We will only use 10% of our worship center, 320 attendees, to allow for social distancing and safety.  We will then expand the number of services we offer per weekend while maintaining the cap of 320 attendees per service. 

All CDC guidelines will be followed including, requiring masks to be worn at all times, hand sanitizer throughout our worship center, temperature screening stations at all entry doors. All attenders will have to sign up in advance and have a reserved seat. We do not want anyone attending if they are feeling ill, immune compromised, or if they are in one of the high-risk groups

Please know that I understand 80% of you who answered the survey would like to return immediately. At this reduced capacity, it is likely we won’t be able to support everyone who wants to return live in the worship center – our emphasis will be on those who need to return. Know that this will be an ongoing process and we will continue to reach out to you throughout the coming days and weeks as we return safely and thoughtfully.

MOST IMPORTANTLY I want to ask you to fast and pray. We are certainly in a time of deep need and we need our Father to move in our midst and speak clearly as we seek His face. We will continue to offer our very best online services, morning devotions and Wednesday night Bible study for those of you not attending this live service, (which will initially be 99% of you). Please remain prayerful and patient as we journey further into the unknown and begin to reopen our church. Thank you for being the amazing followers of Jesus that you are!

Pastor Dan

Thursday, May 7, 2020
On Thursday, May 7th a group of Pastors who represent hundreds of churches across California, gathered to pray, strategize and come up with a plan on how we can safely re-open our church doors.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Good Evening Water of Life,

We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.

  • We had such a great time with you this past weekend! Join us again for Part 4 of our Contentment Series. Visit for all the ways to watch online.
  • We are offering childcare to parents who are first responders, medical professionals, and people working in essential areas. This Wednesday, April 1st, our Day Care will be open to children ages 2 to 5. Our goal is to add additional childcare for children ages 6 to 10 by Monday, April 6th.  If you or someone you know is in need of childcare, please call Water of Life Christian School at 909-463-3915.
  • Join us again for Wednesday Night Bible Study as Pastor Dan continues on to Acts Chapter 2. We will be streaming live at 6:30pm with a live question and answer segment at the end.
  • It looks like we’ll be in our homes until the end of April. Pastor Dan will continue to do Morning Devotionals, Monday through Friday, but will only send out informational updates as needed.

If you would like to reply to Pastor Dan, please do so by emailing his Assistant at 

We are all in this together, church family! Keep trusting, keep believing.

God Bless!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.


  • Thank you so much for all of your encouragement this week.

  • Join us for service tomorrow night at 5:00pm and Sunday 9:30am & 11:30am for an encouraging message and worship.

  • Thank you for your prayers for Josh Holley he’s doing so much better. Please pray for our Townsville, AU Campus as their campus has been closed down, pray for our missionaries around the world.


If you would like to reply to Pastor Dan, please do so by emailing his Assistant at 


Keep your faith up. Keep your heart in. We are praying for God’s glory to be revealed in each one of us!


God Bless


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good Evening Water of Life,

We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.
  • Wednesday Night Bible Study went great! We’ll be back next week at 6:30pm. If you missed it, you can watch last night’s service on our Water of Life Mobile App or on our Youtube channel.


  • Josh Holley is doing so much better. Thank you for your prayers, and keep praying!
  • Small business owners, the Small Business Administration wants to help you during this time of crisis. Visit for more info.
  • Our virtual calendar is up and running! Check it out to see all that we have to offer online every night of the week at Weekly Events
  • Amazing things are happening at CityLink! We served over 900 households yesterday. Thank you to all who have donated and served.
See you tomorrow with another morning devotional.
We are so blessed!
God bless!
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good Evening Water of Life,

We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.


  • Our virtual calendar is not quite ready yet, it should be up tomorrow.
  • Call us at 909-463-0103 if you have questions or if you need prayer.
  • Wednesday night is family night! Empowered Kids, 56, and Activate are all having service tomorrow.
  • If you’re not busy with kids tomorrow night, join us at 6:30pm for a live mid-week service. Pastor Dan will be starting a new Bible study on the book of Acts.
  • We are currently working with the county to open up a day care at our Fontana and Upland campuses for children up to 10 years old. More information to come soon.
  • Continue signing up for 24/7 prayer at
  • Look out for a phone call from us soon. We’ll be checking in!

If you would like to reply to Pastor Dan, please do so by emailing his Assistant at 

Remember, nothing can separate us from the love of God!

God Bless!

Monday, March 23, 2020




Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.


  • Be on the lookout for a virtual calendar that we will be providing for you to stay updated on all that we offer online.


  • 24/7 prayer has been amazing! Keep signing up for 30-minute sessions to pray for our church, community, country, and world.


  • Our Water of Life staff will start calling you tomorrow just to check in, pray for you, and help in any way we can.


  • Join us on Wednesday night at 6:30pm. We are going live as Pastor Dan starts a new Bible study on the book of Acts.


  • EK, 56, Activate, and YA, let’s keep building our online community!


  • Find all of our updates, devotionals, prayer room, and more at



Friday, March 20, 2020



Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.




  • The best way to stay updated during this time is by visiting Here, you’ll find several resources such as daily devotionals from Pastor Dan, informational updates, ways to get or give help, links to Empowered Kids online, NXTGEN Online, a prayer wall, and much more.


  • We believe prayer makes a massive difference in the Kingdom, and we will be praying around the clock as a church. Sign-up here for 24/7 prayer


  • We have lots of classes continuing online. Make sure to visit our website, click on Classes, then Weekend Equipping Classes, and view all the classes we are offering online.


  • School of Ministry is hosting an Information & Registration Meeting this Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm on Facebook.


  • Empowered Kids, 56, Activate, and Young Adults all have amazing content online for your kids. Visit and for more information.


  • We’ll be back with daily devotionals and informational updates from Pastor Dan on Monday. Until then, we will see you this weekend at our online services! Don’t forget to get your communion elements ready.


  • Before you go, pause and worship to this great song by Cody Carnes, click here. Also, take a moment to laugh at this great meme below, recommended by Pastor Dan himself!


Don’t let despair and discouragement get to you. Use your time at home to dive deeper with Jesus and build relationships with your friends and family.


We love you, Water of Life!


God Bless!


Thursday, March 19, 2020





Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video updates.




This weekend, our Equipping Classes are continuing online. Look out tomorrow for a detailed video on how to get set up.


· School of Ministry is still happening. Our Spring quarter starts next week. Come to our Information/Registration Meeting on Sunday ONLINE at 2pm on Facebook and on our website. Click here for more information.


· Monday morning prayer will take place on Zoom at 5:30am. Click here for the Zoom link


· 24 Hour prayer. Sign up for a time slot to pray! We’re putting together a sign up sheet. Look out for it tomorrow.


· Empowered Kids, 56, Activate, and Young Adults are all moving their content online. Visit and


· We served hundreds of families through CityLink this week. Thank you for being so faithful! Continue to bring food in Monday through Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.


· Remember to get your communion elements ready for this weekend’s service!


· Make sure to follow along on all of our social media platforms! Here are our Instagram accounts: @wolcc @empoweredkids @wol_56 @activatesm @wolyoungadults. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify.


Many of these updates still have details to come tomorrow. Stay tuned!!


Remember, one day at a time. Keep trusting, keep believing!


God Bless!




Wednesday, March 18, 2020




Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video update.




  • CityLink is fully stocked! Thank you for coming through and making a difference. You can continue dropping off food at CityLink Monday through Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.


  • We’re having communion this weekend. Prepare ahead of time so we can have communion together!


  • You can still give to our Dollar Club online through our website, the Water of Life mobile app, or the PushPay app. Make sure to choose Special Church Contributions and then Dollar Club.


  • 1DayLA is still moving forward at this time. If you’re interested in serving with us, register here.


  • Our offices are closed, but we will be having pastors online interacting with you this weekend. You can also call us at (909) 463-0103 or email


  • Continue talking with us! Community is so important. Follow along on our website, our mobile app, and social media.


Remember, faith over fear. God Bless!


Water of Life Community Church


Tuesday, March 17, 2020





Good Evening Water of Life,


We’d like to share with you the highlights from Pastor Dan’s video update.


  • Our offices will be closing tomorrow due to county mandates. We still want to meet your needs and care for you. Please call us at (909) 463-0103.


  • One of our missionaries, Juan Ramirez, is currently sick with high fevers in Syria. Please pray for his health and safety.


  • Tomorrow morning, look out for another devotional from Pastor Dan.


  • You can drop off food donations tomorrow at our Fontana Campus or at CityLink from 9am to 3:30pm. You can also come down to serve and pack food with us at CityLink during that time.


  • Local police departments have contacted us and have asked if we can help out the elderly and high risk individuals who are not able to go and and get food. This is a great way to serve and love on our neighbors. If you are available to help, please contact Cathy Pederson by emailing


  • Join us this weekend for another great service as we continue our series called Contentment.


God is Great!! God bless!


Water of Life Community Church



Monday, March 16, 2020



Good Evening Water of Life,


First and foremost, we want to say thank you. Thank you for coming together as a church and responding so well in the midst of crisis and chaos. We hit record setting numbers online, and you all were so encouraging and supportive. Church family, you truly are amazing!


We have been doing everything we can to navigate smoothly through the next few months. We’ve been meeting with county officials and health supervisors. Some changes are being put into place.


Here are the Highlights:


  • NXTGEN and Empowered Kids: We are preparing materials and content for you to stream online so that our kids can keep growing with Jesus.


  • CityLink: We are short on food. If you are able, donate food to CityLink so that we can give it to those in need. Our food trucks will be at our Fontana campus tomorrow and Wednesday from 9am to 4:30pm. You can also drop off food Monday – Friday at CityLink from 9am to 3pm.


  • Impact 2020: We are postponing the conference.


  • WOL Classes: On hold with the exception of School of Ministry.


  • Online Services: We are anticipating online services for the next eight weeks. Pastor Dan will be putting out devotional videos every morning, along with informational updates as they become available. You can stay updated by visiting our webpage, downloading our mobile app, and following us on social media.


Thank you again, Water of Life, for being so amazing. We are praying continuously.


Water of Life Community Church



Sunday, March 15, 2020


Prayer Walk


Join us for a Prayer Walk Sunday, March 15th from 4pm – 5pm at the Fontana Campus. (We will ask people to keep a wise distance from each other). We will pray for our country, our community, and our church. During this time of crisis, our president has declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer.



Saturday, March 14, 2020


Hey Water of Life Family,


I’m just finishing studying for this weekend’s new series on Contentment. It is all about the safety God provides when we find our way in Him. Tonight and tomorrow we are going to talk about Psalm 23. You know the verse even if you don’t know the address, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.” I am not sure there could be a more appropriate verse for the situation we find ourselves in today. Uncertainty is rampant, crisis and a bit of panic seem to abound. Remember Jesus said “In this world you will have tribulation but fear not I have overcome the world.” I was just texting a friend in Manila and he was saying they were going into quarantine there today. It really is a time that “In this world” we have tribulation.


But Jesus is forever stable! He is a rock in times like these. Many of you are not experiencing that joy right now though because Jesus isn’t being allowed to shepherd your journey, worry and anxiety are. We are going to talk about that this weekend so I hope you will gather with family and friends and join us. Worship begins tonight at 5pm and tomorrow morning at 9:30am and 11:30am. Our services will be available to stream all day so make some time to be still and sit before the Lord. A Sabbath is a really good thing when you are full of fear and concern. Let the Lord Jesus move in on your feelings and build your faith so you can confidently say, “I shall not want.”


Bless you! Pastor Dan



Friday, March 13, 2020



Each week for the last 30 years I have lived in a rhythm, a pattern of preparation. I study, I pray, I rest, and I prepare my heart to gather with others who love Jesus. I have done this for so long I know the process well. Some weeks are more difficult than others, some more rich than others but all of them are filled with seeing and meeting and praying and talking with people. We are going online this weekend and believe me I am grateful for online viewing. I am so glad we can still gather digitally and worship even if I can’t see you! But I will miss gathering to worship as it always gives me life to be with others loving Jesus.


Today’s latest update for the WOL family is that we will not be holding services at Rosena Ranch this week as the school has been closed to us until April 15.


The ground is shifting fast these days. Like many of you, this week for me has been interrupted by life and reality. My rhythm is gone, my expectation of meeting with people and gathering with them to worship is lost. The things that I am used to are not as they were. This is life though, isn’t it? Jesus said in John 14:1, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” Do not lose your way when you lose your rhythm, your balance, when you lose those things that are familiar to you and help you in the journey.


Turn your heart to an ever-deeper place with Jesus. He is our Rock and our strong foundation. He is our Shepherd and our ever-present help in times of need. Crisis and change create fear. Jesus and His Spirit create safety. This weekend as we begin a new series on Contentment, we are going to be talking about how to live in the moment, whatever the moment looks like. When David said, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want” he was making an amazing declaration. The Lord will Shepherd me, He will guide me, keep me, tend me, protect me, revive me and nourish me. The Hebrew word for shepherd is actually translated as friendship in some places. What better thing is there in times of change and crisis than a King who is a friend?


Let’s take the change and the crisis before us and make today a great day, a deeper day with Jesus and a day we let our lights shine a little brighter to a world full of fear and uncertainty. Let’s gather this weekend in small groups, and with family and friends, and worship together believing that God can do something great in all of this uncertainty.


We will be live online at 5pm Saturday night and Sunday mornings at 9:30am and 11:30am, and there will be recordings available all day Sunday on our website so anytime you can gather and worship, jump in and do that.


God Bless! Pastor Dan