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After seeking God’s Face, subsequently hearing God’s Voice and answering the call to the Pastorate; Gerald R. Spann Jr. received the declaration of God’s Word concerning the predestined work that has been entrusted into his humble but determined hands. This focus would forever mold his direction, desire and insatiable yearning for the presence of God; while simultaneously helping him to share this vision in hopes that the “People of God” would make their call and election sure (2 Peter 1:10). Hence, God formulated and manifested through Pastor Gerald’s hands The Promised Land Word Ministry, International where he vowed before his heavenly Father to operate and fulfill his eternal mandate of “Preparing and Positioning People for the Promises of God.”
Pastor Gerald employs four pillars of a God given Pastor to strive daily in pursuant excellence of this mandate:
A gifted teacher, Pastor Gerald uses the rudiments of God’s Word to feed the flock as the scriptures suggests.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove rebuke and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9)
Pastor Gerald believes that in order to prepare the heart of the people to receive The Word of God, unadulterated teaching must go forth; not enticing words of Man’s wisdom but the lifechanging, yoke breaking lessons of our Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ!
Pastor Gerald is a “servant leader” who not only leads by example but leads by allowing “compassion” to be the glue that bonds people to God’s Word and his inspiring leadership.
He is focused on fulfilling Jeremiah 3:15 God’s idea of a good Pastor, “And I will give you shepherds after my own heart who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Realizing life’s circumstances, trials and tribulations have a way of breaking people down by design as the enemy uses this strategy to devalue what God declares is priceless. The Pastor much like the Carpenter, Jesus Christ must have the uncanny ability to see promise and purpose amidst the destruction and breakdown of individuals experiences- this requires a Builders anointing!
Pastor Gerald has been given a special anointing by God to help rebuild the lives of others with a scaffolding of Faith, License to Bull Doze Sin to erect the monument to God’s plan that says, “you shall live and not die and declare the works of the Lord” (Psalm 118:7)
Love of God
It was Paul that profoundly stated in 1 Corinthians 13 verses 1-2, “Though I speak with tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love) I am nothing.”
Pastor Gerald realizes beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was God’s love shed abroad in our hearts that ultimately changed his life and altered his direction. His way of honoring God is to replicate the same recipe of bandaging and putting the healing Balm of Gilead on other’s wounds so they too can become the reflection of Jesus Christ’s unconditional love!
In closing, Pastor Gerald is a Holy Ghost filled Father (DeQuann, Kayla & Joy) and Grandfather and remains happily married and spiritually bonded to his soulmate, Lady Edna Spann and Gives All Glory & Honor To God !