Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

FCCF to hold "5th Sunday" Celebration

The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) will hold its regular "Fifth Sunday" celebration on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2:30 PM at Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. The Senior Pastor at Flat Rock is Reverend Ed Johnson. The theme for the celebration is "Christians Fellowshipping in On Accord for Kingdom Building." The Guest Preacher will be Reverend Dale Foster, Pastor of Free Spirit Ministries ( in Fairburn, GA. Reverend Mike Stachura of Grace Evangelical Church is also on the program. (I personally have a small part in the program.)

The FCCF is "Building Biblical Bridges of Brotherhood" across racial and denominational lines. We are eager to have you join us in these efforts! We believe that the potential impact of Biblical unity on Atlanta's Southern Crescent is great. Come and see!

Flat Rock AME Church is located at 148 Old Chapel Lane, just off GA Hwy 54 near the postal distribution center.


For further in formation about the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF), please contact FCCF President, Rev. Jerome Drakeford, Senior Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church, at or 770-461-8742.

I am blessed to be a "friend" of the FCCF and you will be, also!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Subsequent FCCF Celebrations in 2010 will take place on May 30th (at Flint Ridge Baptist Church), on August 29th, and on October 31st, always at 2:30 PM. Details will be forthcoming.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 10 Predictions for 2010

(A friend sent me this list via e-mail. I thought it was worth sharing.)

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on earth.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still honor the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Our response for Haiti

As we consider the tragedy unfolding in Haiti, here is a quote from today's reading of My Utmost For His Highest (Updated Edition) by Oswald Chambers:

"As you journey with God, the only thing He intends to be clear is the way He deals with your soul. The sorrows and difficulties in the lives of others will be absolutely confusing to you."

The why of the disaster will not be revealed to us. Rather, we need to prayerfully determine how we will respond. This is a time to be compassionate.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Upcoming Events, January 2010

The following upcoming events provide opportunities to build unity in the local body of Christ:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

True Love Christian Ministries will hold their Church Anniversary at 3:00 PM.

The Pastor at True Love is Elder Nathaniel Livingston.


Pastor Jerome Drakeford, from Flint Ridge Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

(Yours truly also has a small part in the on the program.)

True Love is located at 192 Graves Road (off Gingercake Road), Fayetteville, GA 30215

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration (To some, this may not seem to be about the Body of Christ, but many of the parade entries are African-American churches and, believe me, the commemorative program will seem a lot like a church service.)

Parade: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

(Likely) Route: From Fayette County High School to Tiger Trail, Left on Forest Avenue, Right on GA Hwy 85, Right on GA Hwy 54, westbound to Tiger Trail, and return to FCHS.

Commemorative Program: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, in the Joseph A. Sams Auditorium.

Sunday, January 31, 2009

Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) will hold their regular Fifth Sunday Celebration at 2:30 PM at Flat Rock AME Church; Reverend Ed Johnson, is the Pastor. The theme will be "Christians Operating on One Accord to Make God's Dream a Reality." The Guest Preacher will be Reverend Dale Foster of Free Spirit Ministries in Fairburn, GA. The Free Spirit choir will sing at the service.

Flat Rock AMEC is located at 148 Old Chapel Lane (just off of GA Hwy 54), Fayetteville, GA, 30215.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Epiphany!

Epiphany: a Christian festival held on January 6th, commemorating, in the Western Church, the manifestation of Christ to the Magi and, in the Eastern Church, the baptism of Christ. It's also known as Three Kings Day or in Spain, Mexico, and other countries, El Dia de Los Reyes.

In Mexico and Spain children receive gifts on this day, brought by the Three Wise Men, Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar. The Three Kings are actually more popular there than Santa Clause!

Eastern Christians believe that The Epiphany was the day Christ was baptized in the Jordan River. In New Jersey, where I grew up, there was a significant percentage of Greeks. It was referred to as "Little Christmas." It's also referred to as Twelfth Night, and in Italy, La Befana (an old women who leaves presents for the children).

Traditionally, my family (even tough we are not Greek) has kept our Christmas lights up and lit through this "Twelfth day of Christmas." In some ways, I'd like to keep my lights up and lit all year long. When I was on active duty in the Are Force, I flew with a Lt Col Powell who smiled almost all the time. When I finally asked him why, he said, "Everyday is Holiday if you know Jesus!"