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Redeemer Stories

Thank you for taking the time to hear the stories of God redeeming people for his glory and purpose,  to encourage the saints and compel all people to gospel action.

 

Clare Ibach

For much of her life, Clare was dead in her sins. God opened her heart during her college years and she was raised to life! However, she began falling into the common trap of “being religious” and working simply on behavior and presentation. Watch her story to learn how the Holy Spirit worked in her heart to cause her to fall deeply in love with Jesus & the gospel.

 

Christian Albuquerque

Like many of us, Christian often struggles with trusting God’s plan for his life. It is easy to get stuck in a rut during times of uncertainty. Hear Christian explain how God gives him peace, grace, and reassurance in times of doubt and what he’s found in his time at Redeemer.

  

 

Elgin Koons

“He didn’t abandon me, even though I was running from Him.” Elgin became a Christian when he was young, but went through a time of rebellion in his young adult years. However, he always knew that God showed mercy, largely because of the mercy he had already received. When Elgin was 10 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer and wasn’t expected to live past the age of 18. Hear this story of how God gave Elgin a future he never thought he’d have.

 

 

Mike Thagard

After his mother died soon after he was born, Mike was raised by his grandparents. Largely because of their influence, Mike accepted Christ as his Savior at 20 years old. Even through periods of both service to the church and falling away from it, God was with Mike all the time. Hear the story of how God drew Mike and his family back into the church for His glory.

 

 

Tamara Steck

Growing up in a Christian home, Tamara had a good understanding of what Christ dying on the cross meant for her, but she felt her understanding of the gospel was limited. That understanding was fast-tracked when she moved to Haiti for a little under a year. During that time, God revealed new factes of his character and grace to Tamara. Even when the details were not settled, God provided the peace only he can provide. Tamara’s story will give you a glimpse of how the gospel is tied to every part of life.

  

 

Matt & Landon Gilfillan

“God is in control; more importantly, I am not in control.” Matt & Landon’s plans have been altered several times over the past few years. One of the biggest changes involved Matt leaving for basic training (again) in the summer of 2013, leaving Landon home with three young children. During this trying time, God used people and circumstances to remind the Gilfillans of his sovereignty & provision. Watch their story to see how their faith grew in this time of seeing God work in even the smallest details.

 

Kelly & Sara Pensoneau

In the spring of 2013, Ben Nockels of the 111 Project (http://111project.org) came to Redeemer Church to share about the issue of foster care in Oklahoma. After hearing about these many foster children who desperately need good homes, Kelly & Sara began to feel called to be foster parents. After months of waiting & nearly giving up on the process, Kelly & Sara were suddenly contacted early in 2014; the same week, they became foster parents to three small children. Listen to their story of how God is using this couple to show love to these precious kiddos.

 

 

Quentin and Stacey Biddy

The Biddy's recount their journey through a series of life-altering events, from Quentin's motorcycle accident that almost left him paralyzed to the birth of their little girl Jewel after years of infertility. Watch as the story of God's grace unfolds in the midst of suffering and turmoil, and marvel at how His deliverance shines through at just the right moment! Listen to their story and share it with others!