Pastor Lois Payne from Marion Christian Center speaks Thursday, January 30, 2013, 7 pm at Marysville Aglow, 122 N. Court Street, Marysville, Ohio. Joined by Cathy Edwards, Pastor and Prophetess Payne shares a message of healing. Both she and Cathy will be praying for those who need healing in any way. Come and be healed.
Well-known for her gift of Prophesy, Lois speaks destiny to many. There is a driving force in her heart to see each person cheered to God’s intended purpose; each being who God made them to be. “People tell me that I, in my sharing, encourage them to be who they are and be free to be that person that they are. They feel comfortable and feel like they’re happy with the person God had made them to be instead of trying to fit into a mold,” Lois says.
Mentoring and giving others the opportunity to minister plays an important role in Lois Payne’s ministry, as demonstrated at this Aglow event where Lois brings Cathy Edwards to also share what’s on been placed on her heart by the Lord. Cathy carries a strong healing anointing Christian for 30 years. She serves as leader, along with her husband, Jim on the Marion Christian Center (MCC) Healing Team. Cathy also helps lead a ministry at MCC, the Ageless Wonders, a Senior Citizens group. She has always been involved with Right to Life.
Two themes resonate in Lois’s spirit – that of adventure and responsibility. “In choosing to be a Christian God has taken me on many different roads which is the adventure, and I’ve discovered I have all these ideas and He has fulfilled all these dreams, but not the way I thought He would. That’s been quite a ride, and I’m happier for it,” Lois states.
Lois explains that with these adventures comes responsibility, that sometimes people interpret freedom as ‘I’ll do whatever I want,’ and Lois notes that importance of responsibility that accompanies the adventures she takes with the Lord. Considering others remains a big part of remaining free. Lois points to the following scripture to illustrate her message:
1 Corinthians 10:23 (The Message) “Everything is permissible”- but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is constructive.’
Almost two years ago Lois and her husband Perry took over as Senior Pastors at Marion Christian Center in Marion, Ohio. She describes this period as one of ‘hyper-growth’ and a shift in the Spirit to a new way of doing church. Both Lois and Perry believe it’s a time for the Holy Spirit to have His way, and that it’s His intention to ‘make Jesus known.’ “What I’ve noticed is there’s really nobody that’s got any answers right now, and the one’s that act like they do, I guess I’m kind of leery when they have a packaged answer. If you just do this and this, the results will be this. Well, maybe? We’re trying to stay open and not put God in a box, or His church is a box, and let him create what He wants to create, and just applaud Him when He does it,” Lois shares.