Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kirk Cameron 23 Years Later

FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- In 1987 a popular young actor walked into First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton and listened to Pastor Chuck Swindoll share the gospel of salvation. Kirk Cameron recalled, "I sat in the back with my arms folded...I didn't even believe in God." But he came away feeling guilty for his sins, and yet with hope because of the cross. About a month later, the 17 year-old Growing Pains star surrendered his life to Christ.

Now, 23 years later, Kirk Cameron is urging people to go to a special conference at the same church. "It's called 'Transformed' and it will truly transform your Christian life." Kirk will be opening the conference via video, and appearing in a humorous but thought-provoking roll-play, also on video.

Cameron's co-host of the award-winning "
The Way of the Master" TV program, Ray Comfort, added, "When we had the conference in Georgia, more than 6,000 people showed up. In Dallas, Texas, there were 5,000. This really is a life-changing and powerful conference, because it expounds biblical truths that are rarely heard these days. People also need to know that in this bad economy they can afford to come -- Transformed is completely free."

Paige Patterson, President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary said, "If I could only attend one conference this year, this is the one that I would not have the courage to miss! Not for spiritual wimps, this conference will at once leave you shaken, shocked, invigorated, and blessed!" Speakers include Emeal (EZ) Zwayne (VP of Living Waters), Mark Spence (Dean of a 12,000-strong on-line Bible School), Ray Comfort, and TV host Todd Friel.

The conference will be at
First Evangelical Free Church, 2801 Brea Blvd; Fullerton, CA, Saturday February 19th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To register please go to Contact: Trisha Ramos, 800-437-1893


Stormbringer said...

If we could only get this happening on the East Coast.

The Seeking Disciple said...

Praise God for brother Kirk! He is a wonderful blessing to me.

Nohm said...

FYI, the term is spelled "role-play", and not "roll-play".

Happy to help! :-)

Shannon said...

I watched 'Growing Pains' as a kid, and KC was one of a few actors/actresses I regularly prayed for- that someone would share Christ with them. I was particularly burdened for actors & actresses at that time in my early teen years, knowing they needed someone to point them to God.

I still praise God for answering those prayers in a way I could have never imagined. God is kind.

Kirk's testimony is the kind of thing you think can never happen. Sometimes we lose hope that people so obviously uninterested or even against God could be radically transformed. It's all in God's sovereignty, but let's remember to keep praying!

Azou said...

Whoa, roleplaying? Is Kirk a fourth edition guy or is he a more old-school Dungeons & Dragons dude? I mean, he was a youth of the 80s.