S. J. (Steve) Hill- Speaker, Teacher, and Author.
S.J. Hill is a gifted teacher and leader in the Body of Christ with over 38 years of experience in the ministry. He has traveled extensively, pastored, and been on the faculty of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. He has also taught at Mike Bickle's Forerunner School of Ministry in Grandview, Missouri, as well as F.I.R.E. School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina.
S. J. continues to travel throughout the United States and around the world, teaching and inviting believers to a deep intimacy with their heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. His all-consuming passion is to see the Church come to an understanding of the beauty of God's incredible personality.
S.J. has authored four books - BURNING DESIRE, ENJOYING GOD, PERSONAL REVIVAL, and GOD'S COVENANT OF HEALING. He and his wife, Pam, are the parents of two sons, Jonathan and Lance.
Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC Canada.
Brad's heart is to share the good news that God is Love and that God's love was shown to us perfectly in Jesus of Nazareth. Through his books and seminers, Brad teaches that anyone can learn to hear God's voice through the simple practice of"listening prayer." Those who begin to listen will find out that God's love will heal wounded hearts and empower them to heal this broken world.
Russ Hewett - Minister, Worship Leader
Russ Hewett is Senior Minister at Abundant Life Church in Bangor, Maine. He has a varied background including television, songwriting, recording, ministry and manufacturing.
Russ desires to see people set free from mindsets that keep them from experiencing the love and power of God. Having grown up in Baptist and Reformed traditions, he is reevaluating things that don't seem to be working in the church.
He and his wife, Vandy have three wonderful children; Hilary, Lindsey & Matthew.
©2011 Enjoying God Podcast
What is the meaning of life? It's a question that has been debated by everone from philosophers and theologians to college students in their dorm rooms. I believe the Westminster Confession contains the best answer to this age-old issue. Contemplating the reason for man's existence, seventeenth-century theologians concluded that "the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever."
I remember the first time I read this statement. My heart leaped. There was something about the idea of enjoying God that intrigued me. It captured my imagination. For weeks, I found myself asking the same burning questions--"Is it possible for someone to truly enjoy God?" "Is this what my heart has been longing for all these years?" These questions kept swirling in my mind.
It was during this time that I read a comment that left an indelible mark on my life. The writer suggested that these theologians were not talking about two different things--glorifying God and enjoying Him. He felt the best way to capture the real meaning of this statement was to replace the word "and" with "by." He concluded that "the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever."
God wants to capture your heart. The commitment He wants from you is not the kind you can work up through some sort of spiritual pep rally. It's the kind that is born out of intimacy. It stems from a passionate love that causes men and women to forsake everything for the Pearl of Great Price. Anything less just doesn't satisfy.
Along with my friends Brad and Russ, I want to invite you to take a journey with us into God's heart. We'll be discussing relevant topics and asking tough questions related to the Christian life. I believe you will never be the same. It's the journey for which we were created--enjoying God!