Stephen Williams

We are excited be a part of a new 24/7 prayer initiative in Central Oregon. Stephen is honored to be the current president of the Bend Ministerial Association, which is spearheading this movement. Although many dedicated churches and organizations have been involved in 24/7 prayer in the area, there has not been a continual community-wide......

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We are living in tumultuous times where there is great confusion. Youth, and most people, are trying to figure out what they believe and how to live it out. WWJD? COVID-19. Can you trust the Bible? Black Lives Matter. Protests. What are the essentials of the faith? Immigration and ICE. Am I really a Christian?......

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Especially in these tumultuous times, campus Christian groups can be an enormous support to Christian students. Most campus Christian clubs are still connecting with students in some capacity even if schools are virtual. Many are holding zoom Bible studies, as well as connecting with students individually. But don’t wait until September to get the appropriate......

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How do you celebrate the 4th of July? Is it with barbecues, parties, fireworks, and parades? Consider what the second president to the United States said in how we should celebrate it: “July [4], 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be......

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The Oregon Supreme Court did not rule in our favor recently (Central Oregon Daily News article). In essence, the Supreme Court ruled that the governor’s power to declare an indefinite general state of emergency trumps the Oregon statute that specifically deals with public health emergencies (that happens to have a 28-day time limit and/or Constitutionally......

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Are Taking Legal Action and Loving Your Neighbor Mutually Exclusive? Before getting to the heart of this blog, we first want to thank the hundreds of people and pastors who have expressed support during the lawsuit, and most recently, during the ordeal of having our youngest break her jaw in a bike accident last Wednesday. ......

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I pray that you all are enjoying this Memorial Day weekend, where we remember the sacrifice that patriots have given in fighting and dying for the freedoms that we enjoy. Thank you, God, for those who have died for our rights to free exercise of religion and allowing us to share the true hope of......

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Late last night, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a stay (hold/pause) on the ruling by the Baker County Circuit Judge that struck down all of Governor Brown’s unconstitutional emergency orders. The Oregon Supreme Court will likely decide this case either late Friday or next week. Given that several of the justices on the Oregon high......

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Huge win for churches, ministries, businesses and the people of the great state of Oregon! Bend, OR – Prepare the Way Ministries and Bend Community Church, along with churches, businesses and individuals across Oregon, applaud the decision out of the Baker County Circuit Court today declaring that Governor Kate Brown violated the Oregon Constitution in her......

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Prepare the Way Ministries and Bend Community Church Join Pacific Justice Institutes’ Lawsuit Against Oregon Governor Kate Brown for Closing Churches Indefinitely and Not Adhering to State Constitution Bend, OR – Prepare the Way Ministries and Bend Community Church joined a Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) lawsuit in a court case that claims Oregon Gov. Kate......

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