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With the Israeli Consul General Celebrating The Life Of William Blackstone Called “Father Of Zionism” by Louis Brandies

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Reminiscing on this incredible day!

Sitting to my right the Consul General Sam Grundwerg, of the Israeli Consulate of Los Angeles. To my left, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. And to Yitzhok’s left, the Ambassador of Korea and the President of Biola University.

All of us were given the unique opportunity to speak of the inspiring life of William Blackstone whose mobilization of Christian support for a Jewish national homeland as early as 1891, five years before the publication of Theodore Herzl’s The Jewish State in 1897, motivated Jewish businessman Nathan Straus and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandies, leaders of the American Zionist movement, to call Blackstone the “Father of Zionism.”

Great hanging with some of my favorite lyricists and worship leaders: Phil Wickham and Ricky Jackson!

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

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Pete’s New Song “Walls” with Band Doxia

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Our Son Pete and his band just launched their new EP (you can purchase on ITunes)! Below is a link of their song/ video “Walls” that Pete wrote and sung. Enjoy!!

The Jesus And Passover Connection

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Russell Leonard Garner My Grandpa!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

This is my grandfather. Russell Leonard Garner. I think about him all the time. I think of his family and his grandchildren and great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren who resemble him. I wish he could have seen the beautiful family that came from him. He was Navy Pilot. A leader of a squadron. The personal pilot to Admiral McCain (Senator John McCain’s grandfather). In 1941 on North Island San Diego a few days before Pearl Harbor his plane failed. He didn’t fail, his plane failed. He was thirty-three. My mother was seven years. One day Grandpa I’ll meet you in the Kingdom to tell you how much I love you!

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Lily & Sarah Denham Singing With Tori Kelly Resurrection Sunday!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

So proud of our daughters Lily (left) and Sarah (right) with Tori Kelly. All giving VOICE to the greatest reality of all, the King of King’s -the Lord of Lord’s – the Lord Jesus – Resurrection Sunday!

My Tribute To Billy Graham

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

As a young man with a strong sense of calling to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Billy Graham was like “THE- TEN-TIME-SUPER-BOWL-MVP-QB-OF-EVANGELISM!” After reading John Pollock’s biography on Billy’s life, I felt that Billy was a kind of “Christian super star” of humility, authenticity, and love. The real deal! And this was not primarily because of his prophet-like oratorical skills. His unique phrasing, timing, clarity and content which was exceptional! All so appropriate for what he was doing — which was proclaiming the greatest revelation of God to man: Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection!

If the question is, “What should a preacher of the Gospel to the masses look like?” Or, “What should a man who brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world look like?” Billy was that man because he modeled godly character and a powerful charisma. A charisma of genuine interest in others, empathy and love.

I first met Billy Graham at the age of 21. It was after his Anaheim Crusade in 1985. A few of us had been invited to a private hanger at John Wayne Airport to meet him before he left Orange County. It was surreal. I remember a long handshake, with him looking me in the eyes and taking an interest in who I was and in the ministry I was involved with at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. I was able to ask him how his wife Ruth was doing, because I had heard she had suffered a terrible fall from a tree. In the following years I would meet him three or four more times. I even had the privilege to lead two national conferences at the Billy Graham Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina. And when Greg Laurie was unable to speak at a Billy Graham sponsored Crusade in India due to vocal surgery- myself and a few others spoke at the Crusade in his absence.

I’ll never forget a unique moment that I had with Billy. I was backstage at a Billy Graham Crusade in Sacramento and I made my way up the ramp from behind the stage where he was preaching. The spotlight was on him. No one else was on stage but me, in a dark corner behind the greatest evangelist in modern history preaching the Gospel and giving an invitation where thousands responded to follow Jesus. As he walked off stage we met face to face and I told him, “I love you Mr. Graham..” And with such warmth, gentleness and sincerity he answered, “I love you!” He proceeded down the backstage ramp where Stephanie was standing and holding our daughter Sarah. Billy graciously slowed to say hello and kissed Sarah’s forehead. When I think of Billy Graham – yes, I think of a great communicator of the Gospel but mostly I think of, love. I think of a man who loved Jesus and I think of a man who embodied love to others!

I’ve been told that since Ruth’s death, Billy has longed to be reunited with her and to hear the Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” As Greg Laurie penned, “Now, he is with both Ruth and Jesus. So we celebrate for him, and we mourn the loss of a godly influence on our nation and the world.”

Jesus said that the Harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Billy was a faithful laborer of the Gospel that impacted the entire world. And I am reminded today of what he said that “The evangelistic harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is crucial; every generation is strategic. But we are not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear full responsibility for the next one. However, we have our generation! God will hold us responsible. . . .”

Thank you Billy! And Lord help us in these urgent times …

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Merry Christmas From The Denham’s

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Denham CHristmas Family

Wondering How God Works It All For The Good? Hear This!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Sarah & Lily with Greg Laurie Premier Steve McQueen Movie

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Our daughter’s Sarah and Lily with our dear friend, pastor and great evangelist that we are so proud of! Taken at the Steve McQueen Movie Premier in Newport Beach.

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