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March 10, 2011, 7:18 PM

I work as a supervisor for a large security company and one of my jobs is to teach seminars to public and private law enforcement officers and their attendance is mandatory. This past year I have two others do a lot of the teaching but I still have to oversee their classes.

I always play the McGruder's music softly in the background before class begins, mostly of Sis. McGruder singing. Of course some of the officers want to know who this lady is and it gives me a chance to tell them about not only Sis. McGruder, but also of Bro. McGruder who wrote most of the music she sings.

Because it was after class and not on company time, I put a video on with Sis McGruder singing and left them to watch it and returned to my office to finish the required paper work. When I returned, the video had finished but some officers I found kneeling into their chairs praying.

The next week I started with the McGruder's music softly in the background but after the class, and with their approval, I put on a video of Sis. McGruder preaching at a women's retreat. Her sermon was "Release Your Faith" and even more officers stayed to pray at the end of the video.

Most of these officers are required to return to me for advanced classes, along with new officers through out the year, so this is an ongoing thing.

I don't mind telling you, my friends, that I was a little afraid. I'm not a preacher and I was dealing with something bigger than I wanted to comprehend at the time because this is not about Joseph. I prayed and asked God what to do and was told to continue with what I was doing.

I set all classes up with McGruder music softly playing in the background as students arrive for the class. After class, I tell them about the McGruders and invited them to stay and watch/listen to the McGruders sing and/or preach. I have recently added pastors from the UPC Church in Kennett and shown the attendees how to logon to the Kennett UPC web page.

We keep the UPC Kennett Church and the McGruder family in our daily prayers. The work that has come out of Kennett, MO, has inspired folks from all over the country. Thank you and God bless everyone of you.

Bro. Joseph Sutherland

Email submitted by Bro. Joseph Sutherland of Anaheim, California on February 17, 2011


09-25-2017 at 10:12 PM
Naricel Resma Felisarta
Im so thankful...TO GOD BE THE GLORY
01-03-2014 at 11:55 PM
pastor r,wilson
i'm so thankful. I enjoyed the preaching and singing, thank god there is still people who believe in holiness acts 2;28, and still living holy lives, this web site is blessing keep up good work
02-06-2013 at 8:07 PM
Marcus Keene
in the battle ive retreated but ive never been defeated thank GOD for the mcgruders music
08-14-2012 at 11:17 AM
Dean Godair
What a Blessing your Church website is! So glad I found it!
11-24-2011 at 11:28 AM
You are so awesome for helping me solve this mstyery.
11-16-2011 at 10:09 PM
Bro.Jeffrey Cordle
In 2007 My Mother, Karen Anita Anderson was taken home to be with the Lord as a result of breast cancer. It was one of the most tragic and traumatic experiences of my life. Shortly before her passing, She came across the song Stand on the Word. Although mother had already knew shed be leaving us, She ministered to as many as she could. A lady in Gadsden Al was healed of a sickness as a result of mothers testimonies and singing. I want to personally thank Bro. Carroll and th-e late Sis. Priscilla for their ministry. Through you all, My mother had peace through the last days of her battle and I as Her son, Have come to know that a healing comes in more ways than one. I will forever be touched by the Ministry God gave you all. Be Blessed in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bro. Jeffrey Cordle
04-26-2011 at 1:57 AM
lin hollis
keep up the great worke. sis mcgruder would have been thankful for more soul. i miss her so much but she has her time made.

lin hollis eastgatr upc vidor,texas
04-21-2011 at 2:36 PM
Danny Liford
Bro. Joe,

Thank you so much for sharing our blessings with your part of the world! God is moving and we want to be right in the middle of it! Keep up the good work....Bro. Danny
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