Dramatic high-wire balancing act to help pastor illustrate sermon
By Michael Ireland
ASSIST News Service
Houston – Pastor Kerry Shook of Woodlands Church in Texas continued his sermon series EXTRAORDINARY with a special message called Extraordinary Faith.
As pastors usually do, Shook will have a visual illustration to help the congregation understand the message he will preach.
But this will not be just any ordinary means of helping attendees to visualize his teaching points.
“Not only will you hear the message,” said Pastor Shook, “but you will also see extraordinary faith in action as you watch the amazing high-wire performance of Tino Wallenda, his two daughters, Alida and Aurelia and his 10-year-old granddaughter, Ysabella.”
After their incredible high-wire performance, Pastor Shook interviewed Tino Wallenda, his two daughters, Alida, Aurelia and his 10- year-old granddaughter, Ysabella.
Tino Wallenda was one of the original members of the 1998 7-Person Pyramid on the high-wire. On Feb. 20, 2001, the Wallendas once
again accomplished a feat never before attempted. For the cameras of Fox TV’s Guinness Records Primetime, the Wallendas assembled an 8-Person, 3-Level Pyramid. To secure their record, they added 2 more family members to form the first and only 10-Person Pyramid.
Kerry Shook is one of today’s most gifted communicators offering a clear, contemporary and creative teaching style. He is the senior pastor of Fellowship of The Woodlands, one of the fastest-growing churches in America.
Kerry and his wife, Chris, founded Fellowship of The Woodlands in 1993; and since then, the church has grown to 17,000 in average attendance each weekend. Fellowship of The Woodlands, now Woodlands Church, is one church in three locations with its Fellowship campus in The Woodlands outside of Houston; a satellite campus in the Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area; and its newest location in the Tomball area. Future satellites are in the planning stages.
Pastor Shook believes that church should be engaging and fun, calling it “The Best Hour of Your Week.” He strives to eliminate the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness and fear that keep people from experiencing not just religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ. His messages are relevant, and his illustrations memorable.
Chris Shook is the director of Missions and Women’s Ministry at Woodlands Church. Her missions work has touched thousands of under-resourced people locally and in numerous countries around the world. Her Women’s Ministry is one of the largest in the country, providing fellowship, worship and Bible study opportunities to hundreds of women each week.
Kerry Shook Ministries is a worldwide television ministry that broadcasts to a local, national and international audience. Pastor Kerry and Chris can now be seen by millions in 50 states and more than 200 countries worldwide.
The church meets at 1 Fellowship Drive, in The Woodlands. Service times are Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 9:30, 10:30 a.m., and Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.WoodlandsChurch.tv or call 281-367-1900.