Youth Conference 2018
SATURDAY MARCH 10TH | 5-10PM
FUN – FOOD – PRIZES – LIVE WORSHIP
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE……
ZEKE PIKE – REV. TRACY STEWART – PASTOR KRISTA HARPER
As a high school US army All-American and five star quarterback recruit, I received a scholarship offer to play for Auburn University, where I put myself in position to start as a freshman. I was on my way to achieving everything I had ever dreamed of. However, that same year, I began to fall into the trap of drugs and alcohol. I was dismissed from Auburn University and transferred to the University of Louisville. I was able to escape the embarrassment of the media in Auburn, however, I was not able to break free from the addiction that had taken over my life and was quickly stripping me of my dream.
Three years later, I was dismissed from Louisville due to another drug and alcohol related incident and left campus after the tragic death of my best friend. My life spiraled down hill and with one last opportunity to play ball at Murray State I failed, this time I found my self incarnated. Growing up in a loving, Christian, two-parent home, I was aware of who God was and that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. When I was introduced to drugs as a teen, I began running from God and using sports as an excuse to not have time for a relationship with Him.
When I found myself in jail at age 23, I realized that I was broken, lost, and alone. I thought I had found my purpose in football but I felt a huge hole inside myself. I rededicated my life to Jesus and developed a personal relationship with him. I was transformed you Gods love, mercy, and grace. (Ezekiel 36:25-26 explains this transformation perfectly.)
I realized my purpose here on earth is to live a life that is Christ-like and to serve a broken help others and to share my personal story with others so they can grow from my journey. We serve a God who is willing to send his only son to die so we may have eternal life in heaven. He deserves our love in return and he is waiting for you with HIS arms wide open.
A demonstrator of the healing power of God and an ex-Satanist, the Rev. Tracy Stewart of Sword and Shield Ministries. Tracy is known for inspiring passion in people in reaching across all barriers of age, gender, race, denomination, and economic status. But it hasn’t always been that way for her. Tracy had her own demons to overcome. She is one of six children who were raised by an alcoholic mother and abandoned by a father.
“Her background was so painful and comes with baggage,” Tracy said. “Mom was in a mental institution and started crying out to God and was impacted strongly by the power of the Lord. I had been on drugs and alcohol and could not deny that my mom had (triumphed). She went from being a monster to a whole person.” Around that time, Tracy became involved in a coven of witches for about 18 months.
“I didn’t believe in anything. I had a perverted image of God — that He was in pain,” she said. “I was drawn in. They believed there was more to life than pain. They made me believe in myself. Christians never came to my house. I was 14. “The whole idea was I went through ceremonies and gave my life to Satan. They did animal offerings. You’re drawn in. It was cultish, but it wasn’t about Satan being evil.”
“I wasn’t anymore lost than someone who doesn’t know Jesus. I was looking for something. I found love in the coven and value. These people were extremely sincere,” she said. “When I received Jesus — that was the first time I felt clean as a little girl…He’s a good God and I didn’t know it. I promise you I wouldn’t be alive today if I hadn’t found God.” Shortly after that, her mother left the mental institution having found God. Tracy went to live with her, along with some drug-addicted friends who had been touched by the Lord. It was then that Tracy also found God.
Pastor Krista Harper
Krista has been in full-time ministry for 18 years. She currently serves at Trinity World Outreach as the Youth, Young Adult & Family Pastor. She has been a guest speaker for Dare, Right to Life, Care Net & at many conferences.
Krista is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with God. Whether she is speaking in front of a crowd or “one on one”, she is committed to helping people live with a passion for Christ. Krista answered the call of God on her life to preach in 2000 & has been preaching and sharing God’s word ever since. It is her passion and privilege to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the world. She moves prophetically and her greatest joy is to see lives changed by the power and presence of God.
Krista believes that the job of the five fold ministry is “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry,”
(Eph. 4:11) and that “…the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Eph. 4:16) She often flows in personal prophetic words for many of the individuals who attend her meetings.
She has hosted three television shows. The Star 64 Kids Club, Take One & The Zone which was seen in over 200 cities.
She has received 7 nominations and won 3 emmy awards for on-air performer, on-air host, and writer of the Star 64 Kids Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was also honored with the Sinclair entertainer of the year award.
Krista was blessed to win the Miss Kentucky Teen U.S.A. pageant & was second runner up at Miss Teen USA. She was also crowned, Dream Girl U.S.A., Miss North America, and Miss Hemisphere
& Mrs. Kentucky 2003.
Krista currently lives in Louisville,Ky with her husband Steve. They have four children & a beautiful daughter in Law.