Living Light Church will host the Rev. Terry Virgo Sunday morning for a joint meeting of Living Light churches in Wisconsin.
The meeting will take the place of regular services at their Kenosha and Racine congregations, and church members will instead join for a time of worship and teaching at Edward Bain School of Language and Art.
Virgo is based out of The Kings Church Mid Sussex in London, England. He is the founder of Newfrontiers, a worldwide charismatic church-planting family of more than 1,000 churches across 60 countries. He is a prominent leader in the British New Church Movement, formerly known as the House Church Movement. He is also a leading Reformed Charismatic.
The well-known Bible teacher speaks at conferences internationally and hosted the Stoneleigh Bible Week and the annual Churches Together on a Mission Conference in the United Kingdom, which draws thousands of delegates from around the world.
Virgo has also written several books, including “The Spirit Filled Church,” “God’s Lavish Grace,” “God Knows You’re Human,” “The Tide is Turning” and his biography, “No Well-Worn Paths.”
John Lalgee of One Church Ministries, who oversees the Living Light Network of Churches in Wisconsin; Cadillac, Mich.; Taunton, England; Wellington, England; and Herten, Germany, first became acquainted with Virgo years ago in the U.K.
“Although I moved to Kenosha in 1993 when I married my wife, a Kenosha native, I am from the U.K. and have enjoyed a long-term friendship with Terry from my time in England,” he said. “He has had a more positive influence on churches in the U.K. and many other countries than anyone else I know, so I am delighted to have him in.”
Though there is not a specific theme for Virgo’s talk, Lalgee explained that his essential topics stem from a deep revelation of the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
“There is a wonderful new development in a relational and visionary joining among many churches in the Kenosha area,” he said. “I believe Terry will help bring encouragement and inspiration to local church leaders.”
Because Virgo is internationally known and well thought of by area church leaders, the church will be hosting a meeting especially for them this evening by invitation only, but Sunday’s meeting is open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the Sunday meeting.
Lalgee has heard many of Virgo’s talks and is looking forward to hearing him again this weekend.
“Terry is full of wisdom and humility and while his style is gentle and grandfatherly, his words are tremendously insightful and challenging,” he said. “Terry is among several major Christian leaders who have a sense of God doing something extraordinary in Kenosha that will have a national and international impact. This is exciting stuff.”
While Virgo is an expert in church planting, Lalgee explained that he is not coming to speak expressly for that purpose, but since they are a church-planting network, they plan to continue to plant and care for churches as God directs them to do.
If you go
Who: Terry Virgo
Where: Edward Bain School of Language and Art, 2600 50th St.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday
Sponsored by: Living Light Christian Church. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the session.