This week’s church planter spotlight is focused on Spencer Simpson. Spencer is the lead planter at Redeemer’s Love in Houston, TX. We asked him ten questions that will let you know a little more about him.
Tell us a little about your family.
I am single right now.
How long have you been planting in your mission field?
I have been the lead planter at Redeemer’s Love for 1 Year and 8 months.
What do you see is unique in your mission field?
Southwest Houston is one of the most diverse areas in the entire United States. There are many immigrant communities surrounding our mission, and a great need for the Gospel to be proclaimed in the midst of them.
What different people or groups do you see in your field?
We have large populations of West African, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Central American, and Middle Eastern immigrants. They tend to stay close together, and there are usually entire apartment complexes and neighborhoods populated by one group.
How is your daily time with God?
My time with the Lord is how I begin my day. I am currently reading through the Gospel of John. I use the time before bed as an opportunity to pray for the church and other things that are coming in the next day and week.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy fishing, reading, & camping!
What is your favorite theme park ride?
My favorite theme park ride are roller coasters!
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My favorite place is The Lanier Theological Library here in Houston.
Share a challenge you are facing right now and how we can pray for you.
I often get discouraged when a lot of our regular attendees choose other events or leisure time over being at our Sunday service. Prayer would be appreciated for their commitment as well as my patience with them, and with the Lord. Another area is in pushing our regulars (Some soon to be members) to be doing evangelism and making disciples. It has taken 7 months to break down the idea that it’s just the pastor’s job to do those things. I’m praying that their hearts have been prepared by the Word and our guidance to be effective disciple makers.
Share a praise you are excited about that we can share with others.
Six of our regulars are considering membership, and will be attending membership classes in May! We are excited to see them commit beyond just attending and it is very encouraging to see them grow spiritually!
Please pray for Spencer as he continues to plant Redeemer’s Love in Houston. Pray for safety and God’s blessings upon their work.
If you would like to help support the work that they are doing, you can send your monies to:
BMA Texas Missions
P.O. Box 73
Waxahachie, TX 75168
Please designate it for “Spencer Simpson.” You can also give online at bmatexasmissions.org/give.