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Meet a Church Planter: Ryan Huguley in Illinois
Meet our newest Acts 29 Member, Ryan Huguley! We are excited to see the network grow and grow, and even more thankful to see new churches being planted like Redemption Bible Church.
Acts 29: Tell us about your calling to plant a church.
Ryan: Three years ago I was content. Life was good and there was nothing I would have changed. I had an amazing new wife, I had the great privilege of serving in my first full-time ministry position, a boss that was challenging me and helping me grow, and I was getting to do all God put on my heart to do. And then came that night.
Sitting in a business meeting, I heard God speak to me more clearly than ever before. So clearly in fact, that it scared me, because what He said would change so much of what I had grown so comfortable with... God said, “I have not called you to follow man, your journey will never be easy, and I want you to plant a church." . . . I came undone.
I called my mom on my drive home, telling her exactly what God had said, but her response seemed too simple to me. She simply said, “I can see that.”
A bit frustrated, I finally arrived home and immediately sat down with my wife Tami to tell her what God had said. To my amazement she said, “I can see that.” I sat there and stared at her finally replying, “How come I am the only one who seems shocked by this?”
Just to be safe I met with 4 or 5 other close friends in order to share my story with them, to which all of them replied, “I can see that.” I may not always be the smartest guy in the room, but after six people said the same thing and agreed with God I nervously accepted what He had said.
Read more about Ryan's calling, and his advice for those who are working through discerning their calling, and all about Redemption Bible Church in his full profile here.
And... read more about other new Acts 29 members!