May 6-- There's a new author in Vidalia.
Tabernacle Baptist Church Assistant Pastor Chester Proctor hope's his first book will help change lives. Thus, the name "Game Changers."
"I settled on Game Changers because it became a part of what the book is about and that's not being a sideliner, but being a game changer, being somebody who comes in and throws that hail Mary pass to win the game or hits that homerun to win the game. We're all looking for game changers in sports, for game changers in our lives and we need game changers in church.
"We have a lot of people who I call 'Sit and Obit.' They sit in church every week and when they die the name of the church appears in the obituary. I feel like God has more for us in our churches than just sitting there and that's being effective to reach the lost," Proctor believes.
According to Proctor, the characters in his book tell a story that can lead readers to make changes.
"You'll be able to see the lives of these people and you'll be able to connect. If you want to be effective in life, you've got to make changes," he says.
The foreword in the book is written by Ken Bevel of Sherwood Baptist in Albany, the church which has had such an impact with the movies "Courageous" and "Fireproof."
"I sent him and copy and asked him to take a look at it. He did and he agreed it's exactly what we need and he wrote the foreword for it. I'm excited that he did that," Proctor reports.
Copies of the book are available in hardcover and paperback. For info, go to www.pastorchester.blogspot.com .