"A few years ago I remember being at my worst, rock bottom. I was so insecure after this brokenness with my relationship with God and was most fragile. I hadn’t been attending church regularly for the past 8 months due to me living out of state and abroad. But when I came home and walked into Summit Church after a long overdue absence, the feeling of embrace from the Holy Spirit was so present. I felt Him fighting my battles for me! His spirit comforted me and assured me that my pain was safe with Him. The grace message couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Pastor Al had really begun to make this a subject every Sunday, and it got down deep and anchored in my soul. God was so gracious; He spared not only my consequences on the cross but also the long-term ones that would have affected my reality. The way in which Pastor delivered the message of His unconditional love really corrected any issues I was dealing with. The biggest impact has been hearing the Word; the more I listen to it, the more flushed out I become of self-doubt and misunderstanding. "
"Through Pastor Al’s teaching at Summit Church, I’ve learned the power of grace. Before grace, I was always trying to follow this rule and that rule. I was always trying to live up to a standard that in reality was impossible for me to live up to. Then I learned that Jesus Christ lived up to and fulfilled this impossible standard that I had been trying to follow all my life. Through Him, we have been set free! The awesome thing about grace is that it is undeserved and unmerited so no one can brag or boost about it. At first, it was hard for me to accept this “free” gift but once I accepted God’s grace, it not only changed my life, but it also enabled me to extend grace to others. I wake up every morning depending on God’s grace and mercy and looking forward to the opportunity to extend it to others."