Prayer Request

I’d appreciate your prayers.  Tomorrow, at 6 am, we will be checking my oldest son, Caleb into the hospital for surgery.  Over time, the big toes on both his feet have started to curl in.  The time has come to do something about it.  The surgeon will be cutting into the bone and will straighten them.

The surgery will last two to three hours.  To minimize the time that Caleb is under, two surgeons will be work on both feet simultaneously.  Thankfully, this is considered an outpatient procedure.

The challenge will be his recovery.  Caleb will have to be off of his feet for the next eight weeks.  It’s going to be hard for him to be confining to a wheelchair for that long.

Please pray that everything would go well tomorrow and the recovery would go better than expected.  Thanks.

Prayer Request

Incredible Week – Day 4

Today was the day.  Six weeks ago, it was an idea.  Five weeks ago, I heard about the idea. Today, Town Hall for Hope became a reality.  With all that happened today, it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts and post them here.  So for now, here are the pictures.  Enjoy!

The day begins with the sun rising above the TV truck and the generators.
The day begins with the sun rising above the TV truck and the generators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave about to lead the combined team in prayer.  Awesome!
Dave Ramsey about to lead the combined team in prayer. Awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Ramsey's team getting prepared to take questions from Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Dave Ramsey's team getting prepared to take questions from Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Ramsey doing his sound checks.
Dave Ramsey doing his sound checks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More sound checks.
More sound checks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the LifeChurch.tv Video Suite
Inside the LifeChurch.tv Video Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Video Suite Picture.
Another Video Suite picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From inside the auditorium.
From inside the auditorium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Ramsey going "Office Space" on a microphone.  You'll have to watch the event to understand this picture.
Dave Ramsey going "Office Space" on a microphone. You'll have to watch the event to understand this picture.
Incredible Week – Day 4

Incredible Week – Day 3

Big day today for Town Hall for Hope setup.  The TV truck and generators arrived.  The auditorium chairs were setup.  There are 1717 chairs in the room, if you were wondering.  One the highlights for me was getting a tour of the TV truck.  It was very cool.  Here are some pictures from today.

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Incredible Week – Day 3

Incredible Week – Day 2

Things really heated up today for the Town Hall for Hope event.  Some members of the Fox team and Dave Ramsey’s team arrived today.  The staging arrived. Lights started to get mounted.  The LED wall was assembled.  Here’s some pictures.  Enjoy.

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Incredible Week – Day 2

Incredible Week – Day 1

The team dove into it today.  They removed our cameras from the auditorium and removed the lights around the foot of the stage.  Fox will be utilizing their own cameras.  We’re adding some TVs in the Green Room and in another room that the Fox team and Dave Ramsey’s staff will use.  We’re also lining up the electricians and a boom lift that we’ll need tomorrow.  I’m told at least sixty more lights will be added to our existing lights.  A larger stage will also get installed tomorrow.

We received a very detailed outline of the event from Fox today, which they call the Operations Book.  They think of everything.  They even had a plan for an emergency evacuation of their crew, if necessary.

I’m very excited to see things start to take shape tomorrow.

Incredible Week – Day 1

Incredible Week Begins Now

If you haven’t heard, LifeChurch.tv Oklahoma City Campus will serve as the broadcast location for the Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope event. This event will be streamed to 6100 locations in the US and will be broadcast on Fox Business Network. It will be broadcast live on Thursday, April 23.

We’ve been interacting with Dave Ramsey’s folks for about 3 weeks and after a few face to face meetings, hundreds of phone calls, and millions of emails, it all comes down to this.

I can’t wait. I am so excited to see how God is going to use this. I am thrilled to play a very small part of what maybe the largest webcast in history.

There are a lot of people working on this event. This week, I’ll be writing on what the Tech Team is involved in. So stay tuned. If you feel led, please pray about this event and pray for Dave Ramsey’s team and LifeChurch.tv team.

Incredible Week Begins Now

LifeChurch.tv adds its 14th campus

After months of planning, today, we had our first experience at our 14th LifeChurch.tv campus in Owasso, Oklahoma.  Owasso is a suburb just north of Tulsa.  This is a portable campus that meets in a elementary school on Sundays.  The Owasso campus becomes our 3rd campus in the metro Tulsa area.  It joins the existing Tulsa and South Tulsa (Bixby) campuses.

The Tech Team, along with many others, put a ton of hours in to get everything setup.  Their hard work has paid off.  We saw over 450 people at our sneak peek experience this weekend.  What’s really exciting is we saw 9 people come to Christ today.  Next Sunday is our official grand opening.  If you live in the Tulsa area and are looking for a church, feel free to check us out.

Here are some pictures of the Owasso campus launch.

In Nov. 08, the Tech Team does their first site survey of the school where the campus will meet.
In Nov. 08, the Tech Team does their first site survey of the school where the campus will meet.
The Tech Team installs trussing that will remain at the school.
In late Jan. 09, the Tech Team installs trussing that will remain at the school.
Our new road cases, complete with the LC logo.
Our new road cases, complete with the LC logo.
The volunteers assemble the trussing that gets setup every week.
The volunteers assemble the trussing that gets setup every week.

 

The trussing goes up.
The trussing goes up.
The completed stage.
The completed stage.

 

My favorite picture.
My favorite picture.

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LifeChurch.tv adds its 14th campus