Carl's church

Restoration Church
Wichita, Kansas 67217
(316) 977-9608

About Carl
  • Education: Bachelor of Theology - Andersonville Theological Seminary Master of Theology - Andersonville Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Former Police Officer in both the Ft. Worth, Texas and Dodge City, Kansas areas. Began serving in lay ministry as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and pulpit supply. Took first pastorate in 1999. Served churches in Hoisington, Kansas, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Corpus Christi, Texas and Wichita, Kansas. Active in missions work in East Africa and India.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you find these sermons useful. They were written with a non-churched audience in mind in hopes of presenting the powerful simplicity of the gospel message. May God bless your ministry as you present His word, as He has blessed me.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Crawford Lorritts sermon on the fiery furnace. One of the most powerful sermons I have ever listened to. A reminder that taking a stand is never easy, but that God always sees us through, and honors our stand for Him.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Too many to choose from.
  • Family: Married to Carol since 1989. Father of 2 boys and one daughter.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Hey, what happened to the days when we preached to him?
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I wish Billy Graham was preaching today.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. Keep it simple 2. Not being ready is no reason to avoid God�s calling. The truth is you�ll never be ready, because God always has more work to do in your life.
  • Books that have had an impact: Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren He Still Moves Stones by Max Lucado In The Eye of The Storm by Max Lucado Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala Unstoppable Force by Erwin McManus Waking the Dead by John Eldredge
  • Hobbies: Reading, football, cooking, photography, old cars, hunting and Fishing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you!!!!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Well this didn�t exactly happen in a sermon, but my first wedding ceremony. I had used a wedding service book that had been given to me by a friend. My friend had written his parent�s names into the bride and groom blanks. During the service I begin calling the groom by the name written in the book, instead of his real name. I didn�t catch my mistake until after the 2nd time I did it.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved the Lord his God, with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength.
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  • Set Free

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    The demoniac was possessed by a legion of unclean spirits. One encounter with Jesus set him free, seated at the feet of Jesus fully clothed and in his right mind.

    Set Free Mark 5:1-20 Mark 5:1-5 (HCSB) Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes. As soon as He got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him. He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him any more – even with more

  • Calming The Storm

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Jesus was not bothered by the raging storm. He controls the wind and the waves.

    Calming the Storm Mark 4:35-41 Mark 4:35-36 (HCSB) On that day, when evening had come, He told them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they left the crowd and took Him along since He was already in the boat. And other boats were with Him. Let’s Go * Jesus already more

  • The Growing Process

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2008

    Jesus used the process of seed growth to illustrate the Kingdom of God.

    The Growing Process Mark 4:26-29 Mark 4:26-27 (HCSB) “The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. “A man scatters seed on the ground; he sleeps and rises-night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows-he doesn’t know how…” The Miracle of Maturity * Man’s role * Scattering seed more

  • Meant To Be Used

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Light is of no use if it is not prominently displayed. This message examines our stewardship of the Light we have been given.

    Meant to be Used Mark 4:21-25 Mark 4:21 (HCSB) He also said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn’t it to be put on a lampstand?” Concealing the Light * Hiding * The light burns, but is hidden from view * Of benefit to no one else * more

  • Family Redefined

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus redefined the meaning of His mother and brothers, revealing the truth of God’s family.

    Redefining Family Mark 3:31-35 Mark 3:31 (HSBC) Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him. The Call of Family - Motivated by concern - Was Jesus taking care of Himself? - Was Jesus in His right mind? - Past difficulties more

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