Deacon ministry ordination

My name is Darryl Glenn Yost Jr., but I go by Glenn. I am a carpenter and home remodeling contractor for almost 30 years. I’ve been married to my wife for nearly 23 years and have four great children, one grandson, and another grandchild on the way. In December of 1971, I became the firstborn son of 4 children.

Born and raised in faith believing, evangelical home and a family that goes back four generations of believers. My parents and grandparents often spoke of the Pentecostal days of their lives. I accepted Christ before I was a teen, and although I rarely walked away from my faith, I wasn’t the model looking Christian most people,(including my family), though I should be or wanted to understand. When I was 18 years old, I went on an Ambassador in Missions trip to Altoona, PA. I was giving the task of telling children, ages 5-10, about the death of Christ when I realized they didn’t shun me for what I looked like. As I spoke on the topic, I was given,

I stopped and asked if they understood what I was speaking about. About half of the raised their hands, and I concluded that they had probably had some initial exposure the Gospel. When I asked how many were listening to me, all 25 of them listened to what I had to say. That’s when I felt a calling to ministry, but the cost was too great for me to go. So, I chose to work for a year to save up and then life began to grow.

The once bright light I saw in the calling grew dim as marriage, children, responsibilities to my family became the focus of my energies. In the past five years, that bright light has started to burn again in wanting to reach those people that will never fit the mold that people tried to put me in. Recently, I had the greatest privilege to lead a friend and co-working in the prayer of salvation. He asked me, ” Why aren’t you a pastor or something? The way you explain the bible is so simple to understand Gods love.” I want to meet all people where they are, at their level, without compromise just like Jesus did. Give them hope in the simplest words that they can relate to.

I have found, the joy of salvation and realness of Jesus’ power, compassion, love, and it can get anyone thru everything this world has to throw our way. What I don’t have is all the knowledge and training that’s needed to go forward with the building plans that God has placed on my heart. I believe that C.L.I. can help me achieve that so I can reach the areas and touch all people.

Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

Henry Reyenga is president of Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance.