On June 3rd, 2019 in Maui, Hawaii, Prophet Gustavo Perez spoke a prophecy over Pastor John and Jamie Werner. This specific word from the Lord started them on a course towards a new destiny and future.
The Prophet of God held up a sheet of paper that he had just written the word "Zoark."
"Does this mean anything to you?"
with a chuckle, Pastor John replied, "Yes, it's Ozark."
"I see you as a child there. A place you grew up," the prophet continued
"Yes," the pastor responded
"Something big is about to happen; more specifically, I see land. Property. Acceleration is coming to your house."
For six years, Pastor John and Jamie had worked faithfully in King's Cathedral Maui. Pastor John had NO intention to move back to his hometown and start a King's campus.
"I did feel a leading to move back to Ozark, but I was thinking if I would, I would start a business and not a church."
Before he could mention to Senior Pastor Dr. James Marocco about the possibility of moving to Ozark, Pastor John found himself in Dr. Marocco's office being asked to start a King's campus.
"I didn't know for sure if that was what God was leading me to do, so I consistently asked the Lord for direction. I was soon led to give a faith offering, in operation to my faith, for His direction."
"Through a vision, that later became reality, The Holy Spirit confirmed that we were to make the move."
When the Werners moved to Ozark in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. To their disappointment, the family tried to begin their ministry by creating YouTube videos, but they knew that they were called to more than the digital media.
"Despite the pandemic, the Lord told me to begin meeting in person. My family of six had just moved into a 700 sq. ft. cottage with an unlivable farmhouse next to it. We had just started renovating it. We had no church building and no plumbing. Still, I was led to open on Mother's Day of 2020 in our backyard."
Due to the colder months approaching, the new King's campus could no longer hold its congregation in a backyard. Thus, King's Ozark was moved to the lower half portion of a land and title building owned by "Land and Legal Title." Although it served as a blessing for the church, it only fit about thirty adults at max capacity.
New families were being added to the church, and the land and title company building was becoming too small. Moreover, unfortunate realities caused King's Ozark to quickly relocate. With no place to hold their fifty church members, the Werners had no choice but to move their congregation into their newly renovated garage. To their surprise, the church remained faithful and grew closer to one another. Currently, services are being held in the Werner's home, but we are anticipating an incredible transition as we are renovating our newly purchased church building (look to the "Our Future" section).
"Johnnie Boy, someday you will be a preacher. I'm going to go to your church and even help pay for the building," Grandpa Dan Fulbright declared to his young grandson in the late 1970s.
Unexpectedly, Pastor John's grandfather passed away when he was a teenager. By the time he became a pastor thirty years later, his grandfather was long gone and that statement had been long forgotten.
When it was time for King's Ozark to move out of the "Legal Land Title" building, the Lord prompted Pastor John and Jamie to look at the "Picker's" antique store building, which was available for rent. Although the building was only for lease, the owner agreed to sell it to King's if they desired. Dr. Marocco felt led, with the Werners and with a unanimous vote of King's members worldwide, to purchase it.
Pastor John's grandfather started and owned "The Ozark Insurance Center" for years, until he was unable to work. When it was time for the insurance company to be purchased, the business was sold to what is now "Naught-Naught Insurance Agency."
Attached to the newly purchased church building is an insurance agency. This business leases their part of the building from King's. The lease payment is enough to pay the monthly mortgage for the entire building!
This insurance company is "Naught-Naught Insurance Agency," formerly "The Ozark Insurance Center." Insurance documents from many years prior, with Dan Fulbright's signature, are still in their possession. Through God's amazing plan and provision, Grandpa Fulbright is helping to pay for the building after all! Don't ever doubt that God always has a plan!
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