Before God touched his heart and transformed his life, Rudy Rasmus was a businessman running a "borderline bordello" in Houston. But thousands now know him simply as "Pastor Rudy"-with a downtown ministry at St. John's Church that he and his wife Juanita started to reach out to those who Jesus called "the least of these." TOUCH is the amazing story of Rudy's life and ministry of grace that is changing lives daily. The church has become one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country with people from every social and economic background, including the homeless, sharing the same pew. Pastor Rudy's message to touch the lives of those in our own communities has a lesson for us all. Pastor Rudy is also a featured contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine-answering questions on ethics and marking one of the few times O has asked a Pastor to serve in this manner.
|Contributor(s)||Pastor Rudy Rasmus|
|About the Contributor(s)||Pastor Rudy Rasmus
Pastor Rudy, urban messenger and co-pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church with his wife Juanita in Downtown Houston, began his ministry with nine existing members in 1992. St. John's has grown to over 9,000 members. 3,000 of these are either currently or formerly homeless. He is also the co-founder of St. John's Academy and Bread of Life, providing a wide range of services to disadvantaged community members.
|Publish Date||Jan 8, 2008|