How did the Klein Family get here? It's a God thing! Plus, we've been reminded that you have to be willing to practice what you preach.
On January 9, 2011, I was preaching and challenging our congregation to take a step of faith and risk for God; doing something bold for God that took complete trust. I said, “Yeah, but you’re sitting there saying, ‘You’re a pastor, you’re supposed to say things like that. But I’ve to put food on my table and a roof over my head. How am I supposed to take a risk for God?’”
So I said, “You know, I live in safety and security too. I know that I am going have food on my table and a roof over my head. I know that people are going to show up on a Sunday morning. But what if God called me to plant a church somewhere with no guarantees? No people, no money, no building, nothing? I just want to get to the point in my life where I say, ‘God, I will do whatever you ask, and I pray you do too.’”
On January 10, 2011, I received an email, followed by a phone call, asking if we would pray about moving to Florida to plant a church. I went home dumbfounded, and explained the conversation to my wife, Nicole. At one point, I said, “God, are you serious!?” But as we talked and prayed, Nicole asked me, “Are you serious? Do you mean the things that you say?” And so began our journey of discovery, discernment, and prayer.
Six months later we moved to Central Florida where we are living into the very realities I had preached. It's the hardest thing we've ever done as a family, but also the most rewarding. And as we've learned what it means to trust God completely, it's been a wonderful witness into the lives of the people we've met.
Ryan Zimmer - Worship Pastor
Once the Kleins felt the call to move to Florida, they immediately began to pray about a music leader person to partner with them. It wasn't long before one person came to mind - Ryan Zimmer. They had worked together in the church, and there was a sense of common passions and goals, as well as heart of passion for ministry.
Once appraoched, Ryan took a number of months to pray, eventually leading him to move to Florida in February of 2012. Since that time, God has been faithful and has brought to Current a wonderful team of people to lead worship. Ryan's background is in audio engineering, and he is proficient in guitar, drums, keyboard, and bass.