This Is Why We Plant Churches

Glenn Herschberger

Executive Director of Church Planting, Converge Great Lakes

  • Church planting & multiplication

Jay and Samantha had been married for 12 years. For much of their relationship, Jay was a legitimate Satanist. He also dabbled in Norse mythology. He was always a kind and good husband and father to their four kids. His wife, Samantha, was a Christian and was studying to get her degree in youth ministry at Bethel seminary.
When Hope City Church began holding services, Jay wanted to help in some way. The church decided to put him in the sound booth. The music began to work its way into his heart. Also, Jay had multiple conversations with Pastor Mark Pavola concerning Jesus, theology and the existence of God.
Soon, Jay realized that the only real truth was that of Jesus, and he put his faith in Christ. A month later, he was convicted to get rid of hundreds of old DVD movies. He took four garbage bags full of them to church one Saturday night and after prayer, he had a "smash fest!" 

It became a powerful time to cleanse his house from some of the darkness that was there.

At Hope City's first baptism service, Jay shared his story & was baptized in front of his family and friends. He has a completely new outlook on life and marriage, and it has been awesome to see God working in his life. Please keep Jay and Samantha in your prayers, and please pray that more churches will rise up in areas where people like Jay can experience the life transforming power of grace!

Glenn Herschberger, Executive Director of Church Planting, Converge Great Lakes

Glenn Herschberger planted his first church, Real Hope Community Church, in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, in 1999. He and his wife, Susan, then served as Converge missionaries in Panama City, Panama, where they planted LifeBridge International Church in 2012. Glenn was the director of Mobilization for Converge in Orlando before being asked to lead the church planting movement for Converge Great Lakes. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a graduate of the Center for Excellence in Congregational Leadership and received his master’s degree in biblical counseling from Luther Rice Seminary.

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