March, 2015 



 In This Issue: 

  1. March Luncheon Host
  2. Texas Pastors Council
  3. Evangelist Ballinger
  4. HAPC
  5. Bonnke Crusade Report
  6. Learn Hebrew


 The Lord's Glory Church pic                 HAAM

NEMA’s March monthly networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 11:30 a.m. Our hosts for the luncheon will be Pastor Tom Battle and HAAM (Humble Area Assistance Ministries.) The Lord’s Glory Church has been a network member since NEMA’s inception and serves the greater Humble area. Pastor Tom is also a charter member of the NEMA Council.

HAAM is also a member of the NEMA network. HAAM was created 20 years ago. At that time 16 congregations and organizations came together to provide a comprehensive social service agency that would be the safety net for Humble ISD and East Montgomery County.     

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. for a time of networking. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards. Also if you have material that you would like to share with fellow leaders please bring it. Food will be served at 12 noon. This month’s luncheon will conclude very close to1 o’clock.  

NEMA Network luncheons are committed to the principle of creating an atmosphere in which Christian ministers, missionaries, ministry leaders, and businessmen can foster meaningful relationships with those of like faith and vision.   

                        March Network Luncheon


When:  Thursday, March 12th,11:30 a.m.
Hosts:  The Lord’s Glory Church and HAAM
Where: The Lord’s Glory Church, 
Who:   Christian Pastors, ministry leaders, and Christian
Cost:   Free
Church Location

We are located at 461 Artesian Plaza Drive in Humble. Take 1960 Exit off of Highway 59. Go east on First Street, also known as FM 1960 Business. Go through three traffic lights. Past the Post Office on the right. Take a left on Artesian Plaza Drive. The church is on the left.     




Special Guest
Stand Summit Highlights
* Informative sessions on the current legal and spiritual challenges facing the    Church
* Connect with other pastors
* Free Voter Impact Toolkit
* Free Culture Impact Team training manual
* Three Complimentary meals provided
* No cost for attendance but space is limited / Register Today!
* Special group rate at Houston Marriott South

 Evangelist Lee Ballinger Joins The NEMA Family

Leigh Ballinger, son of Bruce Ballinger (world renown song and music ) “We Have Come Into This House” and many other songs of the church); has been around the world preaching the gospel, across America, Canada and Australia in just the last 3 years. Leigh is a dynamic speaker that moves with the Holy Spirit. The message of the gospel is heavy with the Word and is full of fresh revelation.

Leigh has a powerful testimony of how God called him literally out of darkness. A hurt and broken young man, who battled with drugs and alcohol, God brought him out of this darkness and restored him through love and grace. Now he is pursuing after the presence of God and what God is doing in the world today. Leigh has been called “out of the box” and “radical” due to his charismatic and full-on attitude toward serving the lost.

Leigh has spoken at local and regional conferences, summer camps, leadership meetings and speaking engagements. From teaching and application to activating and imparting, Leigh has taken teams from training to real life street witnessing. With a core root of identity and understanding the message of grace, Leigh’s ministry has yielded over 500 first time decisions for Christ and 200+ rededications. Salvations are the core of this ministry with signs, wonders and miracles in every service.

Leigh was married in December of 2014 to Marti. They both are excited to see God move here at home this year. The focus of the ministry this year is to see revival throughout Texas and America.


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NUER Lawsuit Update – Conference call with Judge, Attorneys on Monday
Dear Executive Council Pastors, Board Members and Key Supporters:

A conference call was conducted on Monday, March 2 between Judge Robert Schaffer and attorneys from both sides to assess the progress of the signature counting being conducted by the City of Houston to apply his ruling given on Friday, February 20.  In that ruling, Judge Schaffer presented the legal criteria that will determine which petition sheets will be valid, followed by tallying the valid signatures on those sheets.


It was assigned to the City of Houston to do the counting, and the City’s attorneys reported they needed the rest of this week to complete, and were 75% complete.  However, our attorney Andy Taylor, with the assistance of HAPC Director of Field Operations Kendall Baker, Mary Lou Durham and a couple other ladies have also gone through all petitions to apply the ruling.


We clearly do not trust the City of Houston to do an objective and accurate count any more now than we could in Round One.  Their legal teams told the judge they would be completed by Friday and he has scheduled another conference call on Monday to review the report.  Without improperly revealing specifics prematurely, Andy’s very conservative count puts us again with more than the minimum number of valid signatures required, so if the City claims anything to the contrary we expect it to be rejected by the judge.


When the judge issues his final ruling declaring the actual number of signatures ruled valid, and when that number exceeds the minimum, we need to be prepared to very strongly call on the Mayor to follow her own advice after they declared victory following the jury verdict – drop it and let’s move on to the ballot.


Please keep praying and we will work with your schedules for a strategy briefing following the Judge’s ruling to determine action steps.  Thank you again for your awesome leadership as an example to the nation!


In Christ,




Bonnke Reports Houston Crusade largest In US



Dear friend,


What a mighty God we serve!  We are rejoicing at what just took place at the Reinhard Bonnke Gospel Crusade at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.  Despite complications caused by the threat of event-cancelling storms, I am thrilled to report to you that we had our most fruitful USA Gospel Crusade to-date. 

Saturday night, just minutes before the crusade, we were looking at 85% chance of thunderstorms throughout the evening.  We prayed and moved forward in faith and the rain never came!  Reinhard Bonnke was able to preach the Gospel in beautiful weather and clear skies.  Again, what a mighty God we serve! 

Over the two nights, a total of 27,034 people came together for worship and a powerful Word.  Both nights, hundreds of people hurried to the altars to make a decision to follow Jesus as Savior after hearing the red-hot Gospel message preached by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.   

We are praising the Lord for the 2,750 people who responded to the call of salvation and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the Houston crusade. 

The crusade committee and CfaN team are busy even now working to connect these precious people into the participating local churches for follow-up and discipleship.  What a privilege to see people move from darkness into His marvelous light!  

Each night after the call for salvation, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda prayed that God would heal those that needed a touch in their bodies.  Hundreds upon hundreds testified of being healed instantly by the power of God!

God truly is moving across America. Thank you tremendously for praying and standing with us as we believe and endeavor for America to be saved.  Your continued support is so appreciated as we prepare for the next event – the  Great Lakes Gospel Crusade in the city of Chicago on June 26-28 at the Allstate Arena. 

Please pray with us as we are laboring in His harvest fields during this critical hour.

For His Glory,

Russell K Benson
Executive Crusade Director North America
Christ for all Nations


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NEMA is a network of pastors, ministry leaders and Christian businessmen from diversified backgrounds. NEMA was birthed in 1991 when a group of spiritual leaders from the greater Humble, Texas area came together to share a meal and get acquainted.  The pastor of the host church extended an invitation to everyone to meet again the next month.  All gave a unanimous shout of approval.  It was during the second gathering that nine pastors and ministry leaders requested to host the next monthly meeting. Everyone stated that they would bring another person to the coming nine-month’s gatherings.  Those attending the initial meetings in 1991 never dreamed that these network lunches and prayer meetings would continue for these many years.  God’s favor has rested upon these gatherings. The results of this favor are many.

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