Monthly Archives: April 2012

All things are possible through God

Lately here at  United Christian Inner-City Ministry we have been hit hard with spiritual warfare. But we know if we were not we would not be doing our jobs as God’s servants.We know that satan gets very scared when he is challenged and we at United Christian Inner-City Ministry are hitting him hard, where it hurts and we know our God has won. He has already won cause satan is going to hell no matter what. But small tribulations from satan; will not stop our warriors and armies from God, to keep on marching in His light and fighting for all the lost souls. Those souls are NOT yours satan and we are here to win them back with all God’s strength and might, we are here to get each and every one of those lost souls over to God’s side and nothing will stop us. Satan you causing Pastor to hurt his back, causing pastor to be in pain, hurting someone’s leg, the breaking down of trucks, the breaking down of vans, car accidents, sicknesses,illnesses,relapses on addictions (a relapse is only a RELAPSE! NOT FAILURE. God picks us up and dusts us off and walks by our-side as we get stronger.) , weird weather, fights down “Under the Bridge”, changing the time for the men to be in at the Rescue Mission, cause we listen to God and when He says go down “Under the Bridge” at a different time then we go at GOD’S time. Satan the trials and tribulations you are putting United Christian Inner-City Ministry through is only making God’s armies and warriors stronger.

Ephesians 6:10-24

King James Version (KJV)

 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:

22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

But we also have been blessed with many blessings from God. We needed a Camcorder for the “Under the Bridge” ministry and to film Pastor Mike English’s sermons and we received  a wonderful Sony Camcorder from a truck driver out of state to whom donated it to us because he saw our ad on Craigslist, we also got a nice camcorder from a beloved lady here in Roanoke to whom saw the ad before we were able to delete it because the trucker was donating his. God is really working through the people in Roanoke and opening hearts . So now we will be able to film a “specially requested service” and Sunday’s sermons at the same time if needed etc…  God is awesome.Also one of the members of the church found it upon themselves to purchase a tripod for the camcorders and that is a true blessing especially for the young lady to whom records the sermons. Now Pastor Mike English will be in one spot. LOL that was a funny ha ha I apologize.

We were also in dire need of a new Video and graphics computer for the woman who does our web site and editing of videos. Praise God after attempting to download a video four times on her old computer she had faith enough to go to Craigslist at 1 am and place an ad for a new computer that was great with videos and graphics. Praise God by 9 am in the morning she had received a reply that a couple was going to donate a computer to United Christian Inner-City Ministry of Roanoke , VA.

Now we are really stepping out in faith looking for a refrigerator truck or box truck to be donated for picking up and delivering all the food that we get donated to us for the families, low income people, homeless, less fortunate etc… We transport the food on a trailer with two box freezers and if we had a truck we could save money on gas and start saving for the house to house Trauma victims and get them into trauma classes before the addictions and alcoholism etc… sets in. God bless  (You can actually see a video of this request if you click on “About Gods work” at the top of the page.) 

Please we are in need of a Box truck or refrigerater truck for transportation of food that is donated for the less fortunate. Please call Pastor Mike English at: 540-392-6611 or Pastor Frank Broughman at:540-397-3597. Thank you and God bless.



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Life away from Latter Day Saints.(Mormons)

My name is Joseph Rock. I am 30 years old. I grew up in the “Church of the Latter-Day Saints.” In short is the L.D.S. or Mormons. I learned many good things in that church as a child, but grew more and more into in my new faith as a Christian at my new Church “United Christian Inner-City Ministry.” I learned on my own that the Mormons is and was a cult of “False Prophecies.” What I have learned is that we should not look at the followers of cults as “bad” people; but as lost sheep to whom are in need of being guided to the herd which are Christians. I have received the Holy Spirit and as well have found my way to the Lord Jesus Christ as Heavenly Father wants all of us to do. Sure I have my fall backs and sin. I must confess to God and accept my responsibility for the sin and repent and ask forgiveness. God knows what is in our hearts, so He will know if we are being true or not.

I am involved with one of our ministries call “Under the Bridge.” We witness the word of God and Jesus to people who pass by the area. Mostly we find homeless and do what we are told by God to guide them to the truth. All of us refuse to bare a false prophecy or witness. We guide each other and seek further guidance so we can be on top of our work for the Lord. Jesus once said that whoever teaches his teachings and are truthful are His disciples. John 8:31

I also attend our Wednesday Bible study meetings. Thursday we have Celebrate Recovery meetings and both services on Sunday. From time to time I come to the Church to help with fundraisers and cleaning the Church.I make notes and do research on teachings of God’s word through the Bible through the many different versions, when I am confusion and sometimes feel the need to go to others who know more who may be able to help guide me. Being a true follower of Jesus Christ and a child of God is not easy. It can be difficult. I am glad I found the right path and the true way to God by the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ dying on the cross. The Holy Spirit is guiding me and God gets all the credit.

moving on to other horizons

I wanted to let ask for Sister Janine to post on the website that I had prayed very deeply to God Tuesday night about my situation as a member at United Christan Inner-City Ministry. God only allows me to explain in short detail. I have been stressed out for the past few months and did not tell anyone. I worked on it between God and myself. God was with me and supported me the whole time. Many times I prayed and God knew that the thought of leaving was on my mind and why the reason was. But God kept telling me to stay. God would not tell me why but I did what he told me and continued to fellowship. God told me after I prayed Tuesday night that it is now time for me to move on and fellowship with others in other places as Jesus always did. God has forbidden me to explain but to few people why my reason was to leave. I left because God said it is time, not by my own reasons. I learned many great things from this ministry and I will not forget them. Perhaps in the future God will want me to come back. We will have to wait and see. For now and always, I will do what my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I will keep you all in my prayers and remember that just because God wants me to move on does not mean that we are no longer family with each other. I love all of you.

Brother Joseph Rock


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Angel on earth in 2012

thank you Galatic free press for use of your picture. God bless.

I had a true Angel that blessed me tremendously this past Wednesday.
On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 I was headed off to my trauma class at Blue Ridge Behavioral health in Roanoke,VA. I ride my Peace Sport 49 cc scooter everywhere because I am on disability and cannot afford a car. I remember how I could not wait to get to class and learn more about surviving my traumas that I have had to face in life.(to read more my testimony is below “Prostitute, crack addict, alcoholic, drug dealer now God’s child”)

I was but two blocks away from the Blue Ridge Behavioral health center and I came up to this stop sign and stopped and was ready to take off when the bike just flew from under neath me. I remember just thinking “Oh no this cannot be happening, I have to be at “Under the Bridge” ministry on Tuesday night. I cannot be hurt. Oh Lord please I need to be at “Under the Bridge” to reach out to the people that no no love and are lonely and feel helpless in this world.

As I hit the ground I heard a very loud pop and the pain just flew all the way up my left leg. I thought well this was a day I should have been wearing my leather but God will heal my scrapes on my arm as it skid across the hot pavement. When all action stopped. I looked down at my leg and saw it laying there and mangled. “Wow, God I cannot be hurt, The people “Under the Bridge” need your love and they get this by seeing us being faithful and coming to visit them every Tuesday please Lord please heal me.” Just then the pain set in wow. I lay there on the cement and I thought no one is here. I began to scream because I knew I could not stand up on my own. Praise God there was a car pulling up. A wonderful lady came and I told her about the “under the Bridge” ministry and why I was so scared of being hurt. It had nothing to do with me but it had to do with sowing seeds to unsaved souls and sharing God’s love through all our actions. She immediately started praying.
Praise God I thought I have my own angel God sent to me. Wow, the hairs on my arms are standing up as I write this I know God’s love cause He provided for me when I was in an accident and she was there fast. God you are so faithful and awesome and so mighty.
She would ask me where it hurt and that the police were on there way. She was a true angel. when I would scream out in pain she prayed harder. I heard a EMT officer ask her to please get out of their way and she said” NO, I am here to pray by this dear lady and I will not leave her side until she is in the ambulance.” Praise God He kept her there at my side. AT the time I was the weakest God sent me my strength. Oh Father your love is so real and amazing.
We then heard something about a possible “Compound fracture.” I said to her “oh No I cannot have that. I have a place to be for God on Tuesday night. That is “Under the Bridge” ” She said do not worry child we will pray for healing. She immediately started praying for healing. Praise God you are the almighty healing. All things are possible through you. This lady was a true angel. Again she was there with strength that I did not have at the time.

Next they wanted to load me up into the ambulance. They were trying to place a board up under neath me. I knew it was going to hurt. But she prayed that God would subside the pain and they lifted me onto that board. Praise God it barely hurt. Her prayers were such an amazing comfort. She continued to hold my hand and she walked me to the ambulance.

I got to the hospital and they gave me morphine for the pain. I was not feeling much pain at all. I knew my Father was at my side. They then sent me to x rays. I got a couple more shots of morphine and I was with the x ray tech. Usually they make you move to the table under the camera. They did that two years ago when some kids ran me off the road and I broke my right leg. But this time I remained on the bed and she took the x rays. She then came out with a weird look on her face and she asked ” Why did they not want me to move you or your leg?” I answered they think it is damaged pretty bad. She laughed and stated I do not believe there is a broken bone in your leg! Praise God He healed my leg!!!!! Praise God the angels prayers were answered. I will be up “Under the Bridge” on Tuesday night at 6PM to show God’s love through all my actions.

I got back in the ER and the doctor came a bit confused looked at my leg and said” I am not trying to be mean but this baffles me, I am going to push on these many lumps and bumps and tell me if it hurts” He did and none of them hurt. He said “wow, this is not normal” All I could think was of coarse not I am God’s child and He loves me and I am far from normal. I am not of this world. I just thanked God all night about this amazing “Angel” God sent to me and I often pray now that someday I will have a faith as strong as hers to be able to remain so strong in a time of emergence. Miracles and Angels still exist in 2012.

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Testimony from Angela Hinchee.

My name is Angela Hinchee. I am 49 years old. My whole life has been a train wreck waiting to happen. On March 15,2008 my home was condemned due to kerosene heaters. I had two young children at the time. My daughter was two years old and my son was eight. I had nowhere to go but the streets. I spent four long years outside. I was constantly drunk and did not care about a thing. My children were gone and I felt my whole world had collapsed.
I then entered the “United Christian Inner-City Ministry” on 828 Jamison Ave, S.E. Roanoke,VA 24013. That is when I met Pastor Mike English and his wife Billie. They continued to try to help me, but I continued to mess up as I had in the past. But what was different with them than most other people I had met they never gave up on me. Despite my hard hardheadedness they were always there for me. I really have Pastor Mike English and Billie and the United Christian Inner-City Ministry “family” to thank for standing by me in my time of need and also leading my to God.
I, Angela Hinchee have stopped drinking and am living in a home. I will always remember the love that God has for me and the love of Pastor Mike English and Billie and the loving family of United Christian Inner-city Ministry.


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