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Reaching the Homeless & Hollywood!

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September 7, 2022 7:00 pm

Reaching the Homeless & Hollywood!

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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September 7, 2022 7:00 pm

Stu catches up with Evangelist Frank Shelton at the Man Up Conference in Fort Mill, SC.

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Call your local State Farm agent for a quote today. From the capital, to the massive ball field, to the metro dome, to third world countries, this man of God has preached the gospel, and God has used him, and he will emphasize that part, God has used him to bring thousands to Christ. He's an evangelist, he loves Jesus, he's been a friend of mine forever.

He is Frank Shelton, Pastor Evangelist Frank Shelton. God bless you, brother. Thank you for hanging out with me. We're going to tell everyone where we are in a second, but are we actually sitting here, is this actually happening, man? It's happening. First of all, Stu, thank you for your ministry, thank you for your friendship, and man, we're at the Man Up Conference in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and it's been awesome. Isn't this great? You've been preaching, and you're going to preach tonight, and you're just really challenging these men.

What are you going to challenge on tonight? Give us a little foretaste. Well, so Paul and Timothy, 2 Timothy chapter 4, nine verses, God is bragging on them for serving the Savior and sticking with the stuff. Nine verses go to Paul and Timothy for doing it right, but then we find about Demas who did it wrong.

He gets half a verse, so nine verses is God bragging on them, and then they were faithful to God, but Demas, who loved this present world, became a footnote to God. And one started and finished, the other started and fizzled. One was faithful, the other was faithless. One started out loving, well, both started out loving the Lord, but at the end, one started loving the world. And I just think we've got to get our eyes on Jesus, and we've got to finish what we started.

That's pretty cool. Wow, so we get to hear it before he preaches tonight. Of course, when you hear this, it may be at a different date or time, but I'm just honored to sit down with you. You know, the way this guy rolls, and of course, he's going to accuse me of the same thing, but I don't know if it's true, but he's all over the country, and just for you and me to get on the phone together is like literally an act of God, and we're going to give God all the glory if we do get on the phone, but it's hard to play. We're in each other's voicemail all the time.

It's hard to catch you. To sit down with you is such an honor. Oh, no, Stu, thank you, and I'm thankful for your family, and people have always bragged about you and your dad, and Truth Talk Radio, and our mutual friend Nikita Koloff, and then Randy Shepherd, and my son was just at Randy's basketball camp. But, you know, I live right outside of Capitol Hill. All of Washington's not bad. I lead a Bible study to lawmakers.

I think the church was great going after the poor, but we failed to go after the powerful, and we're influence and influencers, and I've been a chaplain now at three Olympics, and while they go for gold, we give them God, and Randy Shepherd and I saw 1,054 saved at the Rio Games in Brazil in 2016. Nikita and I were going to Tokyo in 2020 and COVID threw a curve ball, but my background was politics. I was born almost in the U.S. Capitol. Mom and dad both worked at the Capitol.

Mom goes into labor with me. I joke some of you all visit I was born to work there, but I worked in four White Houses, but I just love that verse, whatever your hand finds, do it for God's glory, and for those that don't know, my ancestor hand-carried President Abraham Lincoln across the street the night he died. My family has protected the last 26 to 29 U.S. Presidents.

I wrote a book called Caring Greatness. When my ancestor carried Lincoln, he carried, in America terms, the closest to the king of a nation. My dad's roommate in 1978 for seven years prior was a bodyguard to Elvis Presley. When Elvis died in 77, he became unemployed, and he goes to FBI.

What are the odds? For 12 weeks, he's my dad's roommate at the FBI Academy. When Elvis died, and his movie was just out in the theaters, when Elvis Presley died, the man who was known by billions, loved by millions, Elvis Presley's father asked my dad's roommate to be a pallbearer at Elvis Presley's funeral. When my ancestor carried Lincoln, he carried the king of a nation. When my dad's friend carried Elvis Casket, he carried the king of rock and roll.

But I love Joseph Arimathea because he went up to Pontius Pilate, begged for the body of Jesus, and from Golgotha to the Garden Tomb, Joseph Arimathea became a pallbearer. And at that moment, he didn't carry the king of a nation or the king of rock and roll. He carried the king of all kings. And we all carry greatness. We carry God's DNA in our veins.

He makes no junk. We are a royal priestlet, not because of a president or a queen in England, but because we're kids of the king. And I just think we're walking billboards.

And I used to get excited to represent Jordan or Calvin Klein, but we need to represent Jesus. And we're so late in the game, you know, the answer isn't in Hollywood or the White House. It's not in Biden. It's in the Bible. It wasn't in Trump. It's still in the Trinity.

And the White House is one thing, but the church house and your house is everything. And we're just pointing people to Jesus because Schwarzenegger was not the first to say, I'll be back. It was Jesus. And he's on his way.

He's on his way back. We're getting waved at by some, but we've got some hulks next to us at this awesome, these men of God that break chains and talk about how Christ breaks our chains. We've got all kinds of ministries over here. Man of God there with a beautiful visual ministry. We've got all kinds of speakers. The Benham brothers are here.

Nikita Koloff, General Jerry Boykin, Lex Luger, the total package, and Frank Shelton. They've got to bring an evangelist in. But I love your heart for Christ.

I need a pen to write down all the things you're saying because it's just tremendous. Let me ask this question. Who is Frank Shelton? I'd love to know how you came to Christ, but when you hear that question, who are you?

For folks that you told us a little bit but have never met you before, what is the imprint? Yeah, I'm just the eldest son of Frank and Sharon Shelton from Waldorf, Maryland. And my godmother led my mother to the Lord when I was two years old. And she was willing to share her faith. She didn't go to Bible college. She wasn't a preacher. But she cared and dared to share. And I'm so thankful she told my mom about the Lord, and the first day gave her life to Christ. So we started going to church because someone cared to share. And the Jehovah Witnesses and the Mormons are going door to door.

I think, you know, we should still share. But having said that, got saved at the age of seven, Stu. I'm at a church running 33. Nine was the pastor's family. And I got saved in July 1979 at seven.

Three years later is July 82. And that church running 33, we had a contest. Whoever brought the most kids to vacation Bible school would win a prize. And I couldn't sleep for a week.

And the Holy Spirit said, there's a heaven and a hell. Are you going to invite some friends? And I didn't know all the answers. But I started inviting friends.

Got some no's. But in 1982, God used a 10-year-old from Maryland. I brought 22 kids to vacation Bible school in one week. Fast forward three years later, I go see a movie called Rambo 2. If you got all the questions right, you'd spend an all-expense-paid trip to Beverly Hills to spend the weekend with Sylvester Stallone.

My godmother, who led my mom to the Lord, and I both entered, had a better chance of getting struck by lightning. We had an agreement. If I win, I'll take you. She rolled her eyes. Frankie, if I win, I'll take you. Because I knew two chances were better than one.

She won. We flew at 13 years old in 1985 to spend the weekend with Sylvester Stallone. And we gave him a Bible, shared the Gospel with Rambo at 13. So then fast forward 30 years later, Randy and I are chaplains at the Olympics in London. He got pictures with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. I'm with Tony Parker, played for the Spurs, but Team France.

His wife was Eva Lingori at the time. I didn't start out with the finest athletes in the world. I didn't start out sharing with the famous.

I just went after friends. And everyone wants to know Hollywood, but are you willing to minister to the homeless? Then I was on staff for five years with Billy Graham. My name is Billy Graham.

I'll send you some literature. But then for three years, too, I was invited to preach to 120,000 at Nelson Mandela Soccer Stadium in Uganda. And then I have the honor to preach tonight and just at an event with Darryl Strawberry at the Field of Dreams baseball field where Kevin Costner filmed in Iowa. Darryl and I, eight-time All-Star, four-time World Series winner, we're on the field preaching the Gospel at the Field of Dreams field in Iowa. But, you know, whether it's been heads of state or Hollywood or homeless, you know, we're just going after one more because the angels still rejoice when one sinner gets saved. And in the world, I'll leave you with this, may not seem like a big number, but in God's economy, one is a big number.

So just keep going one at a time. Praise the Lord. That's the voice of evangelist Frank Shelton. He's preached all over the world. You heard.

What a story. And please share this podcast, broadcast all over. We've got the Truth Podcast Network and all over.

Well, thank you, all of our wonderful affiliates. We've got some 200 affiliates that carry this program, AFR, Wilkins, some wonderful friends, some of the Salem Radio Network stations carry it, The Truth in Jacksonville, Florida, three big stations down there across Brunswick, St. Augustine. Frank Shelton, you're challenging everyone out there listening to this, saying, oh, that's for that evangelism stuff.

That's for Frank Shelton. That's not, you know, let's call him and get him to come preach to my people. What's your challenge right now to, if you truly are a believer, why is God calling them right now to go share the gospel with somebody?

Maybe it's not Sylvester Stallone. But give us the challenge as we get out of here to everyone out there. Well, two things. Someone cared to share Jesus with you, will you return the favor? And then number two, the FBI has ten most wanted. I would encourage you to find ten friends, family, neighbor, niece, nephew, colleague, class, co-worker. Just ten friends who you know. And just reach out to one at a time. Can I just tell you what Jesus means to me? Or would you go to my church this week? I'll pick you up.

Maybe you're a lady listening and just say, hey, can I treat you to Starbucks? But I'd like to share my story. You know, you don't have to know it all, but you have to just point them to the one who made it all. And I've learned that they may question your theology, but they can never argue your testimony.

And just like the FBI, no two fingerprints are the same. And, you know, what God's done for you, nine out of ten will listen. And I just believe heaven, not hell, is the greatest party of all time. And true friends are inviting you to the party without the guilt.

And this guy's inviting all kinds of people to the party to celebrate Jesus, the bread of life, to feast at the supper of the lamb. Frank Shelton's his name. His daily radio TV program is called By Faith. How can people find you? You're on Instagram social. We're connected on Instagram. You've got a whole lot more folks on the social media than I do, Frank, Brother Frank, but what's the best website connection point for folks to learn more about you and your ministry and support your ministry?

Thank you. Frank Shelton dot com is the faith-based. And Frank Shelton dot org is corporate and public school events. We'd love to bring revival to your town. We're great for a Sunday service, do men's conferences, leadership.

But, you know, we don't ask for big budgets and we don't need a big venue, but we can't deal with small thinking. Just think out of the box. God's coming soon. And you reach like the Jackson 5. Call my name and I'll be there. And if you don't know Christ, Frank, you've got a quick word for someone out there that just stumbled upon this thing.

They're like, who are these nuts talking on the radio interrupting my drive? What would you say? Well, number one, you may not believe in God, but God believes in you. Number two, hell is too long to be wrong. And three, come into Jesus as easy as the ABCs. A, admit that you're not perfect. B, believe that Jesus is the Son of God. And C, confess with your mouth that Christ is Lord.

Just whisper a simple prayer like this. Lord Jesus, I'm a sinner. You're the Savior. I heard that you died for the world, but I realized today on Truth Radio, if it was just for me, Jesus, the Son of God, would have died just for me. Denzel didn't die for me. Madonna didn't die for me. Beyonce didn't die for me. A president didn't die for me, but the King of all Kings shed his blood for me.

Your red blood will cover my dark, dirty past and turn me into snow. Father, forgive me, and I realize they put you in a borrowed tomb. Muhammad is dead. Confucius is dead. Buddha is dead. Religion is dead. But on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead.

He's on the right hand of the Father. He's not a good way to heaven. He's the only way to heaven. And I'm asking you to save my soul, be my best friend, take me to heaven when I die, and I'm trusting you by faith. In Christ's name, Amen.
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