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WHAT IS CROSS ROAD MINISTRIES?
Cross Road Ministries began as an outreach to the American Trucker.
Pastor Mike is an ordained minister as well as a truckdriver and
meets many hurt and lost people on the road. He gives the Word of
Truth and tries to encourage all he comes in contact with.
This is Pastor Michael Lewis Gray of Cross Road Ministries
He is a Pastor/Truckdriver.
Pastor Mike's Testimony
I guess if I was to go on record
I would have to say that when I was in 6th grade
while working in the bee shed with my mom ( my
parents were bee keepers), she was the first one
to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
with me. It made me hungry for the things of
the book called the Bible so I set out to find
"the way." I looked in a variety of places,
unfortunately they were all the wrong places.
This hunger went on through high school.
I would read the Bible, memorize scripture but
I never really met the Lord. I knew of Him
and could put up a good argument with those
who claimed they knew Him but whose lives
were contrary to the Word of God.
This hunger lasted for a long time.
I went into the military at a young age
and found all the pleasures of the flesh that
I'd only dreamed of. I got to operate all types
of weaponry and explosives, and learned the
art of killing human beings. There was parties
galore and I soon found myself into hardcore
pornography. I soon forgot about my search for
the true Jesus. I walked that path for many,
After the military, I became a cop in
Long Beach CA. It was there that a chaplain
confronted me about my living with a woman
without being married. So, out of a religious
conviction, I got married thinking this would
make God happy.....WRONG! My wife was a strong,
silent Christian. She tried to tell me how
to really meet Jesus but I was so arrogant
and proud that I refused to listen. We were
starting to grow apart but I felt guilty because
of the two children that we had in the 11 years
that we were together. Yet, I continued having
affairs and didn't care if she knew or not.
I finally left and moved to northern California.
In northern California the downward spiral
continued. I fell in love with a woman 12 years
my junior and we had our hard times too. It was
at this time that I got into drugs and all the
wrong things I could. At this time, I had been
a truck driver for 7 years. I was between jobs
and we were fighting bad. She wanted to get
married and I wasn't wanting to get a divorce
from my first wife. As soon as I got back to
work, she waited until I was putting the stuff
in the truck and then had the locks changed
and told me to never come back and forget about
our two children. I was really down and tired
of life as I knew it. After I got back from
my first run I went to what had been home with
a fist full of money. She took the money and
told me she had a new boyfriend and never wanted
to see me again. I was devastated. I got my
next dispatch and headed for Oregon. I got
there 11 hours early. I had a divine appointment
I was hurting and called out to God, "I am
tired of this hurt. No matter what I do, it is
always the wrong thing." I took my 9mm out of
my overnight bag and started to cry. I jacked
a shell into the chamber, placed it in my mouth
and pulled the trigger. "Click" was all I
heard but immediately I got those mega goosebumps
and I heard "WHERE WOULD YOU BE IF I LET THAT
BULLET GO?" I pulled the gun out of my mouth and
said "What the...!" Again I heard the same voice
"WHERE WOULD YOU BE IF I LET THAT BULLET GO?"
At this point I got this sickening feeling that
went all the way down to my stomach. I said
"Lord?" Again, in a more demanding voice,
"WHERE WOULD YOU BE IF I LET THAT BULLET GO?"
I told Him that by what I used to believe in
I'd be in hell. He then said, "BUT I HAVE A
WORK FOR YOU TO DO IF YOU WILL LET ME WORK THROUGH
YOU, A MIGHTY WORK I WILL DO IF YOU WILL ALLOW
ME FULL ACCESS OF YOUR LIFE. I'LL TAKE ALL YOUR
PAIN AND MAKE IT JOY, ALL YOUR CONFUSION AND GIVE
YOU PEACE." I said "ok, Lord."
My life has not been the same since. I've
had problems since because I have listened to the
wrong voice but He has taken me through. I am
now married to a God-fearing wife. The Lord
has empowered me to speak to people on a one to
one basis and He has anointed me with the Spirit
Thank You Lord for never giving up on me.
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