Dwelling Place

Al Pittman

Our Faithful Creator! Pt 1

November 20, 2023

To many believers in the West today, who have not experienced severe persecution, Peter’s exhortation may start to sound like the safety instructions given to those sitting in the “emergency exit row” on a plane!

In the emergency row you must give a verbal yes, indicating you have heard and agree with the instructions. We may give a verbal amen to Peter’s exhortation within our text, but are we really listening to the instructions?

The instructions found in our text should be taken seriously, because the persecution and suffering of Christians, around the world today, is on the rise!

References: 1 Peter 4:12-19

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About Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place features the teaching ministry of Al Pittman, where the aim is to help deepen your faith, one step at a time.

About Al Pittman

Al was born in Panama City, Florida in 1955. His father was a career soldier, so the family traveled extensively. In 1973, when Al was seventeen years old, the family returned from a tour in Germany and settled in Colorado Springs. Soon after, Al realized God’s call on  his life and began serving in the music ministry as a bass guitarist with a Christian band  called, “The Rays of Light.” It was during this time that Al met Norma, and they were married on July 19, 1975. 

Al attended Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, graduating in 1977 with a degree in Biblical Studies. In 1991 Al and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and two years later he joined the staff of Calvary Chapel Albuquerque as an assistant pastor and co-worship leader. In the spring of 1997 the Lord called Al and his family back to Colorado Springs to pastor Calvary Worship Center. In 2006, Al earned his Master’s degree and in 2012 he earned his Doctorate degree in Ministry from Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Al and Norma are the proud parents of three children, Renee, Nathan and Reggie, as well as proud grandparents. They covet your prayers for their family and ministry as they endeavor to live a life pleasing to the Father.

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