Showing posts with label 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2019. Show all posts

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Strength For Israel's 1st gathering in the Barn! - July 5, 2019 in Fort Mill, SC

Mordecai (Maynard) Porter blows the shofar!

On Friday, July 5, 2019, the first Friday of the month gathering of the Strength For Israel for Shabbat occurred. Over 55 people presented themselves to the Lord, to receive His ahava (love) and shalom (peace) in The Barn at Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

After the greeting by leader David Peterman, Shabbat candles were lit by Luana Peterman, wife of David. Steve & Laurie Martin then led the people in worship, joined by Tommy Lopez (keyboard), Doug Goff (bass guitar), Tom Fahey (electric and acoustic guitars), Mike Stephens (percussion), and Steve Hammer Niewulis, all the way from Hickory, North Carolina, on the drums. That was after he had only a few hours notice! Luana Peterman and Tiffany Bryant also sang beautifully with the team.

David Peterman then spoke on "Ancient Paths", as some in USA Christian churches are now saying that the Old Testament has no relevance for today, and need not be read. Wrong! The entire Bible, Scripture, is for believers today and must be read, understood, and honored if we are to follow in the Lord's ways and be His disciples.

When I got home after the meeting, I had received a text from a dear friend and decided to share my response to her with you.

We give thanks to Abba, God the Father, Yeshua (Jesus) and Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit for coming!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Love For His People ministry
P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134

Open letter to Cathy Hargett, Founder of Highway To Zion in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:34 am

Good morning, Cathy.

Thanks for your text you sent last night at 10:17 pm, after Laurie and I had gone to bed. Because a text response may have woken you up, I am emailing a response instead.

I appreciate your words, "there was an anointing on your worship that I think I would call "His authority".

Personally, I believe the Lord is not only giving Laurie and me, but also David and Luana Peterman, a new anointing for Strength For Israel. When we decided a few months ago that the Lord would have us move it from the "basement" (lower level room in Antioch) to the main auditorium Barn, after being down there a year and a half, even then we felt it would be going to the next level - literally too!

With that comes greater anointing from the Lord, and as you said, new authority to go with it.

We will be impacting the church, the neighborhood, and the cities around us, as the Lord is giving us a new platform to do that, in Him, for them.

Shabbat Shalom!


If you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina in August, plan on coming Aug. 2, 2109 (every 1st Friday night of the month at 7 pm) to our next gathering. Info here: Strength For Israel. Plan on coming even if you live outside of the city or state!

Here are some more photos from the Strength For Israel gathering July 5, 2019.

David & Luana Peterman

Friends, family, and challah bread!

David Peterman spoke of the "Ancient Paths"

Friday, July 5, 2019

Even queens will offer their crowns - Strength For Israel gathering - July 5, 2019 in Fort Mill, SC

Strength For Israel gathering - NEXT: July 5 at 7 pm in THE BARN! Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, SC. Full worship team & Israeli dance.

Come any way you can!

July 5, 2019, Friday 7 pm
Antioch International Church
Fort Mill, SC

Strength For Israel 
1st Friday of the month gathering
July 5, 2019, in The BARN!
Antioch International Church
453 Glynwood Forest Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715

(street renamed from previous 8400 Regent Pkwy. Fort Mill, SC 29715)

NEXT: July 5 at 7 pm in THE BARN!
(main sanctuary)
(off) 803-396-0595    (cell) 704-806-6934

David Peterman - July 5 announcement
Antioch International Church
Fort Mill, SC

David Peterman
Shabbat candle lighting and teaching

Steve Martin Published on July 1, 2019

Strength For Israel - first Friday of the month gathering. Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, SC

7 pm each First Friday of the month in the AIC Barn auditorium.

Led by David and Luana Peterman. Messianic worship team includes Steve and Laurie Martin, worship leaders, with the worship team. Primarily songs by Paul Wilbur and Integrity Music.

Formerly we met in the Fireside Room downstairs at AIC. Photos below.

Steve Martin, David & Luana Peterman
June 7, 2019

Steve Martin - worship leader
Tommy Lopez and David Peterman
April 2019 1st Friday photo

Messianic songs are sung. July 5 we will have a full worship team!

Our previous meeting on June 7, 2019: Watch here: Kadosh, Kadosh L'Cha

 Luanna and David Peterman

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Martin Family Reunion - Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina (Day 2)

Mom and my 7 siblings (5 sisters and 2 brothers)

Martin Family Reunion 
- Saturday, June 22, 2019 
Charlotte, North Carolina (Day 2)

 Steve & Laurie Martin family
(2 sons, 2 daughters and grandkids)

 My two brothers (L-R) Steve Martin, Rob Martin, Tom Martin)

 My 5 sisters (L-R) Sue Johnson, Mary Smith, Colleen Davies, Janet Rovenstine, Lynn Cowell

 Ben Martin - go-carts!

 Son Josh Martin and nephew Jesse Smith

 Pool time!

 Sister Sue, brothers Tom and Rob Martin

Josh & Chelsie Martin, Jesse Smith, Laurie Martin, Moirah Cowell, Matt Davies

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Martin Family Reunion - Friday night gathering in the Fireside Room. June 21, 2019

(L-R) Tom Martin, Bob Smith, Steve Martin, Mary Smith (sister), Rob Martin

Martin Family Reunion - Friday night gathering 
in the Fireside Room, Fort Mill, SC. 

June 21, 2019

The Louis and Lila Martin Family gathered for the 10th (or more) time in 28 years of reunions since the first one in 1992. I am the host of my 3rd one during those years. The other 7 siblings have taken their turns, too, having reunion locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina also, being we are spread so far and wide.

Part of this night's gathering included the full list of years and locations of the previous times. This particular reunion took place exactly 25 years after I hosted the 1994 one on this same property, the former Heritage USA in Fort Mill, South Carolina. All could remember that famous July 4th event when I just happened to light a bottle rocket fireworks, which missed its expected projectory and landed in the top of a nearby, very dry pine tree. What a Roman candle that became! (For 20 years the burned down stump was still there, just a few hundred yards from this night's place.)

Now that Antioch International Church occupies this famous former USA landmark in Fort Mill, South Carolina, The Barn of Heritage USA/PTL, we gave thanks to the Lord for having this special venue to meet in. (I am on staff at AIC).

Enjoy the photos of our first night together, as the weekend continues!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, North Carolina

 Mom - Lila Martin Parker produced documentation of our heritage on both sides of the family.

 Tom Martin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  and ZBob Smith (Charleston, SC)
 Israeli style meal catered by Alan Vaughn! Excelente!

Alan Vaughn of Pineville, NC

Game Show Host - Ben Martin!
"Name That Tume" - what a fun time for all ages.

Game Show host Ben Martin, joined by "Vanna White" assisted - Laurie Martin

 Hannah Martin Avalos (Steve & Laurie's oldest daughter)

Sisters Jaime Rovenstine Fink (Colorado) and Kylie Rovenstine (South Carolina)


 Bill Parker and Lila Martin Parker (Mom)

Jesse Smith (smiling!) - joined by cousins, nephews, nieces, brother Tom Martin (far right)

 Chelsea Rovenstine family from South Dakota

Everybody won a prize - Greg Cowell (North Carolina)

...and on Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 
the Martin Family Go-Cart Championship Race!

Trophies await the winners in the 
Adult and Under 15 age groups!