Guest Blogger: Hal Griffin – Associate Pastor
A few weeks ago, Pastor Jeff wondered aloud during his message what it might look like if there were 100 people who stood to declare a “whatever it takes” attitude toward carrying Lifepoint Church’s mission of loving and serving others into this city. It’s kind of an easy thing to say you’re a part of this incredible move of God just because you attend Lifepoint every Sunday. Well let’s be honest, most Sundays. But it’s quite a different thing to know that the reason God is using Lifepoint to change people’s lives is because of the countless hours of sacrifice, and the generosity and obedience of a committed core. People who really are willing to do “whatever it takes”, without regard for their own preferences, to see others experience the love and life change only Jesus can offer.
I have the privilege to work closely with many who make up this committed core both in our Family Ministry, KidZone, and through those that lead our Life Groups. One such volunteer has been with Lifepoint since the early days at Myrtle Grove Middle School.
Introducing Larry Keith
Larry Keith would do anything for Lifepoint Church. I seriously believe that if you cut this guy, he would bleed orange. He currently serves as KidZone’s Guest Services Coordinator and leads the way in creating the warm, welcoming atmosphere parents receive as they check their children into KidZone. When guests visit KidZone for the first time, Larry and his team treat the family to a VIP tour, answer questions, and let them know how much fun they’re kids are about to have.
Whatever It Takes
That thing that makes Lifepoint so unique comes out in our volunteer’s willingness to do “whatever it takes”, and Larry is a prime example. You see, he has a demanding full time job, which he works very hard at, he’s raising his teenage daughter and son, and he surfs more than any guy I know. He’s decided that it’s worth making sacrifices for the most important things God entrusts us with. I’m thankful Larry recognizes that the vision of Lifepoint Church is something that God trusts him with as well as everyone else that calls Lifepoint home.
Like so many of Lifepoint’s volunteers, he doesn’t do any of it for recognition, (which is precisely why I’m recognizing him). Thank you Larry for what you do and for bringing to the table a willingness to stop at nothing for God. Lifepoint Church wouldn’t be who we are without you.