Longtime friend and respected leader Bill McConkey has served as Pastor of Sutter Presbyterian Church in the St. Louis area for more than 50 years.
I was both surprised and pleased to learn that John Brunner had preached the Sunday morning message at Sutter Church earlier in 2016 and shared his personal testimony. Not mentioned in his message was that John is offering himself to serve as the Governor of the state of Missouri.
In my asking Pastor McConkey about that message, even months later, he vividly remembered the outline of John Brunner’s message to his congregation … which was taken from the Bible book of James:
· If you have faith, get to work!
· If you don’t have faith, get Jesus!
As a young man making a commitment of faith to Jesus, John Brunner was as a teenager under the spiritual oversight of Pastor McConkey. He continued going on mission trips and generously donating to Kingdom of God projects, including overseas ministries.. As a Veteran U. S. Marine – having a “heart” for those in the military — he has published a booklet of Scriptures titled “Battlefield Verses” which he widely distributes free of charge. (See www.battlefieldverses.com).
At the top of his “Battlefield Verses” website is this portion of the Bible: “Put on the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God! Ephesians 6:17”
Also stated at the “Battlefield” website, this expression of faith:: “Confidence in God is the source of courage in battling the challenges of life. Victory will be achieved when we ‘fire for effect’ with ‘artillery rounds’ on target. Those combat effective munitions are my battlefield verses.”
Having an adult lifetime of genuine expressions of faith – even from his teenage years — I was not surprised to see John Brunner in 2016 attending significant spiritual gatherings, such as:
• the “Show Me Your Glory, Lord” event, conducted in the Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. (The Great Bible preacher and teacher, Dr. Erwin Lutzer was the speaker … and at
• the “Decision America Tour” event, attended by 6,700 Missourians in the rain, led by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, wherein we all were called to seek God in repentance of sin.
Be moved by this brief time of radio with successful businessman and sincere follower of Jesus, John Brunner.