Friday, August 7, 2009
NAYC Friday: Honoring Wayne Francis (and Classy!)
Mid-service, for his next moment, General Youth President Shay Mann called on the arena to express great discipline in not making any noise until asked. He ended up quelling a couple of noise rebellions before it was over, but he called Wayne and "Classy" Francis up to the platform.
Then he explained that they have decided to start a church in White Plains, NY after 5 years with the Youth Division. An especially brave act considering many churches would be thrilled to have them as pastors.
He asked how many people in the arena of about 17,000 people had heard Bro. Francis preach. An incredible percentage stood. He sat them down.
Finally, he said we should honor them, counted to 3, and this was the overwhelming result.