He shares candidly about the challenges the local church faces and provides spiritual, solution-driven responses to matters of social inequality and political injustice with cultural sensitivity. Vernon knows the importance of mentorship, and founded The Shepherds Connection, a coterie of some 300 senior pastors around the nation to whom he provides creative leadership, guidance, and spiritual direction. Vernon’s vision, The Word Church developed a for-profit company called The Word in Action, which operates a skating rink, restaurant, billiards hall, three full basketball courts, and two soccer fields.
He is the author of three books, The Blessing Behind Closed Doors, Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega, and Dr.
Vernon opened The Word Church Downtown in the fall of 2014, completely debt free.
Known for his uncompromising integrity, he is a trailblazer and trendsetter who focuses on relevance and innovation.
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Vernon has enjoyed a prolific, storied career in pastoring, but consciously chooses to never stop growing, personally or vocationally.
Example Ingredients Example Directions Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. If you're anything like me, he's gonna step on your toes and make you say ouch and you'll have to take a break, but you'll pick it back up. Vernon hit some great points and was down to earth about things that need to be talked about concerning dating. I recommend our Christian youth (16 and older) of today read this book to have a peek into what dating should look like. But if you're over 40, divorced, widowed or never married, it doesn't really speak to you.
We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. I did not want to read this book, because I felt like I have read enough dating/relationship, help-the-single-people books. Your relationship and marriage will be better by reading this. I really enjoyed your boldness to speak on the topics of sexuality, attraction, self disclosure (eye opener), finances (eye opener), soul ties (thank you for clarity) and many other topics not discussed in church. I recommend the book highly to those who are wanting to change their cycle of dating and try a more intentional and purposeful way. The part of this book I loved most was knowing a can be a virgin in Christ. You already know what you're looking for, you have no intention on settling.
A respected spiritual leader, philanthropist, and humanitarian, he is dedicated to creating and providing programs, resources, and services to help the less fortunate. His successes have also been documented over the years in various media publications including Upscale Magazine, Gospel Today, and numerous mentions in Cleveland’s own The Plain Dealer among others.
Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of “THE WORD” Church, a multi-site ministry with 34,000 members between five locations.