In the early 1990’s there were only a few Pastors who believed in personal prophecy or trusted anyone who said they could hear God. One special friend of mine, Apostle Paul Roberts, who has an international ministry and has established many churches in various foreign countries, called me with a request for a Pastor friend of his. He told me over the telephone that his friend’s name was Gary Holcombe. Gary was from Hawaii and had just been laid off after serving his denomination for over 17 years.
Reverend Holcombe had spent a few years as a traveling evangelist for his denomination before taking on the missionary responsibilities in Thailand. Eventually, Rev. Holcombe became the overseer of all the Pacific Islands and pastored a Church under his denomination’s banner. Feeling very secure in his position, he found himself totally caught off guard when he was given his notice of release. Having to vacate the parsonage with his wife and two children, he was basically homeless with nowhere to go. This is when he called upon our mutual friend, Apostle Paul Roberts.
Apostle Roberts knew the pain Rev. Holcombe was experiencing, for he too had been given his walking papers a few years prior from the same denomination. With great compassion, Apostle Paul made arrangements for Rev. Holcombe to bring his family to Texas from Hawaii. After Rev. Holcombe’s family was settled in, the plan was initiated for Rev. Holcombe and his family to take Apostle Roberts’s van and travel around the country to various churches preaching as well as looking for a church to pastor. After a few weeks Rev. Holcombe returned financially broke and emptied of any confidence he might have had in himself. This is when Apostle Paul Roberts called me.
We made arrangements with Apostle Roberts to meet Rev. Holcombe and his family at a restaurant that was midway between the distances of our homes. When I was introduced to the Reverend Gary Holcombe and his dear wife Bonnie and their two children I could see right away God was going to deliver them from their pain. As we waited for the meals to be prepared, I pulled out my trusty tape recorder and dropped in an audio cassette tape. After a few things were recorded regarding their past, the revelation of which caused them to believe that maybe I was able to hear God for them, our Lord said, “When you return to Hawaii there will be one waiting on you who will offer you a place to live and within the same month you will be offered a position in a ministry that will establish you.”
I am not sure if they had even planned on going back to Hawaii, but they seemed to be happy of the fact they had some direction. Within a short period of time, I received a call from Apostle Roberts and he informed me that Rev. Holcombe and his family did in fact manage to get a flight back to Hawaii; however, they had no idea what they were to do when they landed. He continued to report that when they landed in Oahu the Pastor who had replaced him met them at the airport. He loaded their things into his vehicle and took them to their old parsonage and told them he was not going to need the place, for he had a home. The first part of his prophecy had just been fulfilled.
After they waited around for days in the parsonage someone came knocking on the door. When they opened it there was someone from the church who said that a Mr. Pete Sumrall had called for him and had given Rev. Holcombe the phone number. Rev. Holcombe returned the call and found out that this man is the son of the late Dr. Lester Sumrall, a well-known television minister. In fact, his son Pete Sumrall ran the TV station in Hawaii and was calling to offer Rev. Holcombe a job at the station. Within just a few days, Rev. Holcombe was sitting behind a desk at the station drawing a paycheck for more than he made at his former position. One of the benefits was that he was given a 30 minute television spot to launch his own ministry, “Prayerline Hawaii” was the name of his television program. This was the second part of the prophecy that had come to pass in a very short period of time
Then Apostle Paul Roberts reported that Rev. Holcombe was a new man. He reported, “It is true, one word from God can change your life.” Continuing with his report, Apostle Roberts said that Rev. Holcombe was setting up a three day revival in a large church for all three of us to minister and that he had a number of other churches who wanted to host Apostle Roberts and myself to minister to their congregations. Then he informed me that I would need to bring my family and that we would be staying at his place, for three weeks and three days. Needless to say, I was taken aback by the request, for that is a long time to be away from home, although we were really excited about the plan. This was just the beginning of a new relationship that God had formed by delivering His Word, and there is much more to tell.
God’s way of networking continues to shock me even today. His promise to me was that everywhere a prophecy was sent I would reap a harvest. My rewards have been abundant, and I am so blessed to be a small part of His Word being sent out that more lives may be changed.
My relationship with Rev. Gary Holcombe continued to grow. In fact we traveled to Thailand to help out Pastor Boone Bureenok who had been forced to start an orphanage. You see the Pastor and his wife frequently would find early in the morning a baby in a box or on the ground at their front door crying. Young mothers who were drug addicts would dump their babies at that door in hopes they would take care of them.
Experiencing the call of God to help Pastor Boone, Rev. Gary Holcombe and I flew to Thailand with camera gear in tow with plans to make a video to air on LeSea Broadcasting Network to raise funds for Pastor Boone Bureenok. We cut a 30 minute segment and it aired for a period of time on LeSea Broadcasting Network. This was just one of many ministry experiences Rev. Gary Holcombe and I had the wonderful pleasure of being a part of together. However, God’s networking has not stopped with just these great men for He continues to build links with others to this day. Being in the ministry under Jesus Christ is the most exciting life, and the rewards are out of this world.
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
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Dear Pastor Kent,
Greeting’s, I wanted to personally thank you for God’s prophecies through you to me. It must take a lot of courage to speak some of the things that God tells you to speak. So thank you so very much for being obedient to do that. You have told me a lot of things that I imagine alot of other prophets would be reluctant to share with me. But everything that you’ve shared has so born witness with me. So, always, no matter how outlandish that something may sound to you from the Lord, please go ahead and continue giving it all to me As it is greatly assisting me to prepare myself in the fulfilment of God’s calling for my life.
Your brother in Christ, blessing’s,
I am amazed that the Holy Spirit is already bringing about what you spoke to me!! You spoke about a prophetic gift that would be activated and that sometimes I would be shunned but the word would surely come to pass. I have things coming from my mouth that are not coming from me! They are causing disruption to the status quo so you can imagine how “interesting” my life has become. I am enjoying this new more intense relationship with The Lord! Thank you so much for obeying The Lord and putting that article in Charisma magazine so many years ago.. Isn’t this walk incredible? I’m still astounded by all of this! Keep up the good work.
Your fellow Texan,
Dear Prophet Kent:
Thank you so much for allowing me to connect with your ministry. Since I’ve connected with you everything has started to work out in my life. Sometimes there is that one missing link that you need to put your life in order. You are that connection I needed. I thank God that you have been obedient to the heavenly calling. You are saving lives.
God’s love, and mine,
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