Statement on Racism: A Plea for Awareness, Understanding, Humility, and Love in Action




The turmoil and unrest across our nation brings a profound and sickening ache to our souls. All Christians should be deeply troubled, and experience intense hurt and righteous anger over the tragic deaths of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives due to racial injustice and oppression. As an international organization intent on reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in many cultures, we view racism as sin and firmly condemn it in any form. To our African-American brothers and sisters in Christ serving as part of our team, studying at a Word of Life Bible Institute, attending youth and family camps, leading churches and youth ministries, and to the entire Black community, we stand with you and affirm our love and concern for you as fellow bearers of the image of God (Genesis 1:27).


As a ministry team, we acknowledge our need for greater awareness, understanding, humility, and love in action (Micah 6:8, I Corinthians 13:4-8). We confess that we have so much to learn. Before God, we are compelled to continually “search out and examine our ways” (Lamentations 3:40). The Bible admonishes us to “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression” (Isaiah 1:17, ESV). We earnestly desire to respond with the mind of Christ and serve as part of the solution going forward (Philippians 2:1-8). Like you, we constantly cry out to the Lord for the revival, peace, and restoration that only He can bring. We anxiously await the day when those who have trusted in Jesus as their personal Savior, the Prince of Peace and Great Physician, will stand together praising Him as “a great multitude . . . of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues” (Revelation 7:9, NKJV). For those yearning for hope and answers, the Lord is near to the broken-hearted and offers His free gift of eternal life to all who will receive it in faith (Psalm 34:18, Romans 6:23, John 1:12).



Representing the entire ministry family, we remain resolved to listen, learn, and adjust to better serve and reach all people.



Respectfully,


Lt Col USAF (Ret.) Walter Price
Senior Systems Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH
Secretary, Word of Life Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Philip Ginyard
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Swedesboro, Swedesboro, NJ
Member, Word of Life President’s Council

Mr. Daryl Jackson,
Director of Culinary Services
Word of Life Bible Institute & Camps

Miss Jessica Richards
Student, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
2018 Alumna, Word of Life Bible Institute

Mr. Don Lough, Jr.,
Executive Director
Word of Life Fellowship, Inc.

Mr. Roger Peace, Jr.,
Executive Vice President
Bible Institutes & Camps

Mr. John Nelson,
Executive Vice President
Stewardship

Mr. Kris Stout,
Executive Vice President
International & Local Church Ministries

Mr. Rich Andrews,
Vice President
Florida Ministries

Comments 5

  1. Thank you very much for preachihg the simple gospel of humanity.

    Dr. Amos Mwesigwa Kasule
    Member, WOL Uganda Board
    Member, WOLABI Africa

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