Olustee, FL (PRWEB) June 7, 2006
Using the internet to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, James Croft, 3’10” tall evangelist, has launched the newest edition of his monthly ministry podcast “Walking with the Giant” with a special emphasis on little people.
This month’s episode has Croft, nicknamed "James the Giant", interviewing Bobby Brindle, who holds the title of “World’s Smallest Evangelist” at 3’ 9 1/2” tall. Brindle talks about his 29-year-old call to the ministry, his family and his outlook as a little person.
“(My size) has been a tremendous help,” Brindle said. “I’ve had doors of opportunity…that a lot of average-sized preachers wouldn’t have. I’ve accepted how the Lord has created me.”
The program continues with the first part of a message titled “Little People Can Do Big Things for God,” where Croft elaborates on Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Professional radio & television announcer Matt Ray, who is the father of a dwarf child, donated his services to provide audio introductions and transitions for the program, which has a contemporary, upbeat tempo.
"I love working with James, his passion for spreading the gospel is contagious," Ray said. “"There is more of Christ's love packed in that little man than in some congregations."
Croft, Brindle and Ray are all members of the Little People of America (LPA) an organization that provides education and assistance for those with dwarfism. The organization also holds an annual conference which will be held the first week of July 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“Walking with the Giant” podcast is available as a free internet download and is listed on several podcasting websites and on the popular iTunes Music Store. Since it’s beginning in January, the program has grown in popularity, even gaining international exposure on SPIN 103.8 Radio in Dublin, Ireland. The James Croft Evangelistic Association (JCEA) also makes the program available on audio CD for a $10 monthly contribution.
The program, along with interviews of those involved in various types of ministry, features sermon excerpts by Croft from messages he has delivered as a traveling evangelist. Another feature of the program is Evangelist Raphael Adjei Kingbi, Ghana Ministry Coordinator for JCEA, who gives monthly reports on the ministry’s activities in the West Africa country. The program is produced and engineered by Croft who worked in radio in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
For additional information about the program or obtaining a sample copy on CD, contact the James Croft Evangelistic Association by e-mail, telephone or regular mail.
As technology advances, the James Croft Evangelistic Association believes Christians must keep up with it, using the tools God gives us to spread His Word so that all may know Him.
The James Croft Evangelistic Association was established by Southern Baptist Evangelist James Croft, who surrendered to God's call to preach the Gospel on December 4, 1994. Since then he has preached revivals throughout the South and, for three consecutive years, held international crusades in Ghana, West Africa.
James has what some pastors have called a unique evangelistic ministry in that he is only 3'10" tall. His size attracts the attention of adults, youth and children, allowing him the opportunity to share the Gospel. He even has a pulpit that was made to fit his size. He jokingly says, "Have pulpit, will travel."
Photos by: Jon M. Fletcher (http://www.jonmfletcher.com)
James Croft Evangelistic Association
P.O. Box 56
Olustee, Florida 32072-0056
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