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We are also very fortunate to ...
We are also very fortunate to have Howard McCray with us as a speaker.
Howard has an incredible story of transformation from drugs, crime and carnage to becoming the Executive Director and Senior Pastor for the River City Recovery Ministries located in Cambridge, MN.
is happily married to Jill and has a 15 year old daughter, Sabrina.
is a devoted Christ follower, husband, father and servant to the people God has called him to serve.
As an avid motorcyclist that has been riding since he
was old enough to straddle a scooter, Howard's
a straight talker who brings a message that is relevant to real life; in a way that meets people where they are at.
will make you laugh, think and be challenged.
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Pastor Howard McCray
Pastor Howard McCray is an ordained non-denominational Evangelist and Bible teacher with a heart for helping those who have been beaten down by the addictions that can destroy a life, everything from heroin to Ho-Ho's or Cookies to Cocaine He has done most of it all.
is a straight talker when he
speaks of overcoming addictions and adversities, because his
life was literally turned around by the power of Jesus Christ.
grew up with an angry spirit, spending most of his
life in prison, jails or institutions.
After years of running he
finally found redemption in the awesome power of the Lord after being dropped off by his
Mother in front of a homeless shelter that was located in Downtown Oakland.
After 25 years of an addictive, destructive evil life style Pastor Howard accepted Jesus into his life and the miracle began.
Pastor Howard is determined to use the negative experiences of his past to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are addictive, depressed, hurting, and grieving due the negative choices they have made in life.
Pastor Howard currently serves as the Founder and Executive Director of the River City Recovery Ministries in Isanti.
They have a Saturday night recovery Worship Service called " The Fish House", Sunday Service called "Sunday Night Live.
During the week Pastor Howard teaches Spiritual Step Studies called, "Walking through the steps with Christ", Daily Devotional and Christian principles that can help people find true freedom through Christ as found in the word of God.
Pastor Howard will be speaking nightly Thursday through Saturday as well as Sunday Morning.
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Pastor Howard McCray
Pastor Howard McCray of ...
Pastor Howard McCray of Fish House Ministries, gave an update to the council following a neighborhood meeting held on Aug. 13 and attended by 21 people.McCray
said it was a "good" meeting where parking, safety, property values and private property concerns were addressed. McCray
said the overall feeling from the neighborhood group is they don't want a bunch of rules and regulations, and want to avoid spending tax dollars on this issue.
As far as safety, McCray
checked with law enforcement and there haven't been any complaints from the neighborhood involving people from the Fish House
To help protect private properties, McCray
said they'd put up orange cones or barricades to prevent people from turning around in private driveways.
"We will do whatever we can to accommodate residents with special events going on, if they let us know they're having them," McCray
said."We'd be more than willing to put up barricades to prevent parking by these homes.The guys in the house want to make this a better neighborhood.They've offered to put up cones, shovel sidewalks, mow lawns; do whatever we need to do to make this a better neighborhood."
The neighborhood meeting lasted about an hour and McCray
said, "it was a real positive, good meeting and an awesome opportunity for neighbors to voice their concerns."McCray
plans on holding the meetings once a month to keep progress moving forward as a neighborhood.He
said one neighbor at the meeting said she's
noticed the Fish House
has been trying to work on the noise issue.
Pastor Howard McCray, of ...
Pastor Howard McCray, of Fish House Ministries, was also in attendance.He, as well as Police Chief Dave Pajnic, noted he hasn't received any direct complaints and is open to regular community meetings with neighbors who may have a concern or question.McCray
also felt good about shaking hands at the July 31 meeting with neighboring resident Jason Sievert, who has addressed the council a number of times in the past regarding street parking congestion and traffic noise generated by the church and its parishioners.
Toward the end of the Aug. 4 council meeting, McCray
affirmed he'd be open to purchasing a bus designed to transport parishioners from the city hall parking lot to worship services.