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Table Of Contents

History of the Church
The First Pastor
Coming out of Slavery
The Church Gets Its Name
Education of the Blacks
Church Growth Under Different Pastors
Jeremiah’s Death and Funeral
Richard Swanson Reigns
Selecting Another Man of God
The Appointment of David Frye
The Megachurch Continues to Grow
Don’t Keep Bad Memories Alive
The Betrayal
Spirituality, Maturity, Power and Growth
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How Long Shall I Cry

How Long Shall I Cry

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More than 150 years ago, a group of about twenty faithful people banded together in a farm building that housed animals and started what is now the Cedar Spring United Temple Church. With the help of the community, and faithful leaders, the church grew to become a megachurch. The church officials were determined that the church would grow by following the scriptures and being faithful to God; however, some of its pastors saw things differently.
Richard Swanson, a senior pastor lived a very shady life. He schemed and stole funds from the church for his own greed and even committed murder to save his own reputation. He was put out of the church and asked to seek counseling. After a few years, he returned to Cedar Springs very determined to again be the senior pastor, no matter what it took. He had murdered once and was not above doing it again. He soon found out that he could fool man, but he could not fool God.
David Frye, on the other hand, was a dedicated senior pastor who learned from his past mistakes. He has had his share of demons in his lifetime. Even though he was a minister, David almost lost his wife to a divorce. He had many nights of crying to God many times for help before he understood just how God was working in his life.
God heard David’s cry, but it took him a long time to answer. God was only holding out until David knew in his heart that God had truly forgiven him. David had a lot to repent for in his past, but he does eventually repent through spiritual growth. As David gained more and more knowledge of what God wanted him to do, he grew and he continued to be blessed. David had many regrets in his life and had done many wrong things, but he vowed not to look back.
More than 150 years ago, a group of about twenty faithful people banded together in a farm building that housed animals and started what is now the Cedar Spring United Temple Church. With the help of the community, and faithful leaders, the church grew to become a megachurch. The church officials were determined that the church would grow by following the scriptures and being faithful to God; however, some of its pastors saw things differently.
Richard Swanson, a senior pastor lived a very shady life. He schemed and stole funds from the church for his own greed and even committed murder to save his own reputation. He was put out of the church and asked to seek counseling. After a few years, he returned to Cedar Springs very determined to again be the senior pastor, no matter what it took. He had murdered once and was not above doing it again. He soon found out that he could fool man, but he could not fool God.
David Frye, on the other hand, was a dedicated senior pastor who learned from his past mistakes. He has had his share of demons in his lifetime. Even though he was a minister, David almost lost his wife to a divorce. He had many nights of crying to God many times for help before he understood just how God was working in his life.
God heard David’s cry, but it took him a long time to answer. God was only holding out until David knew in his heart that God had truly forgiven him. David had a lot to repent for in his past, but he does eventually repent through spiritual growth. As David gained more and more knowledge of what God wanted him to do, he grew and he continued to be blessed. David had many regrets in his life and had done many wrong things, but he vowed not to look back.

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