Just weeks after shooting down concerns that he was returning to ministry too soon after his July 2016 firing from NewSpring Church in South Carolina, megachurch founder Perry Noble returned to the pulpit at Elevation Church this past weekend with the blessing of his friend and confidante, Steven Furtick.
Noble revealed on Twitter Saturday that he preached at the 11-year anniversary celebration of the Furtick-led Elevation Church in North Carolina.
“Thank you @stevenfurtick for allowing me the honor of preaching at Elevation tonight – cannot wait to do it again tomorrow!!” Noble noted.
Noble later explained how honored he was to return to the pulpit again in a Facebook post and heaped praise on Furtick for standing with him during his dark time.
“In July of 2016 I thought I would never preach again! I allowed myself to be deceived by the enemy and depended on alcohol more than Jesus! However…during this entire time Steven Furtick hasn’t been someone who ‘had my back’ but rather has stood by my side and been a source of encouragement, friendship and has been willing to tell me what I needed to hear,” he said.
“Last night he allowed me the honor of returning to preaching on the stage at Elevation – and what I thought was dead came to life again. In life the ‘who’ that stands with you really does matter – and I am more thankful for Steven and Holly than they could ever imagine…and I’m looking so forward to being there again today,” he said. “Jesus brings dead things back to life – if you are doubting or disbelieving I understand – I’ve been there; however, if you are bit dead then God is not done – His plans for you are still greater than you could have ever imagined!”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post