It was the night before Thanksgiving and the year was 2007, when God called us into the Ministry. I had just told Michelle and the kids, as they were downstairs watching tv, that I was going upstairs to bed. I remember just closing my eyes and was almost asleep, when all of sudden I heard an audible voice say, "Preach the Word." Fear struck me and I prayed to the Lord telling Him that I couldn't do it. I am just a kid, and I don't know much about the Bible- where others had gone to Bible College and were more qualified to Preach His Word than I ever would be. The next night, I heard the same audible voice speak to me again, as I had just closed my eyes in bed saying, "Everything is going to be alright." After I told Michelle what the Lord had commanded us to do, we tarried and prayed asking the Lord, "How are we going to be able to do this?" It wasn't very long until God would answer our prayers and give us our greatest help, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. On Christmas Eve of 2007, Michelle awoke out of her sleep and was filled with the Spirit and began speaking in other tongues. Several weeks later, we were just getting ready to leave for our Water Baptism, God poured His Spirit out again and I was Baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. The Lord led us to listen to Sonlife Broadcasting Network and we became the Youth Pastors in the local church we were attending from 2008-2010. Since then, the Lord has led us into our own ministry, and God has been giving us a greater knowledge of the Cross as for Salvation and Sanctification. He has also birthed a hunger within our hearts to get this Message out to as many souls as we possibly can in these last days.
Our names are Brad and Michelle Wright and this is our testimony. I had been raised in a Lutheran Church, and Michelle was raised in a Methodist and Pentecostal Church, yet being religious we never really knew Jesus Christ. We were both alcoholics, had many marital issues, and thought very little of God. That would all soon change by the Power of God. In 2003, I was coming home from work when all of a sudden a vehicle pulled out in front of me, and I swerved to miss it. As my car headed for a telephone pole, I knew within a few minutes I was going to die and end up in hell, and I cried out to the Lord saying, "I'm not getting out of this one am I?" I remember awaking from the car accident and knew God had spared my life. So, I then started searching for answes. Over the next several years I started searching and tried everything to save myself but nothing seemed to work. I tried being a good moral person, doing good works, being religious, and everything else to clear my conscience, but that conviction was still there. It was one particular evening in mid-July that I thought if I read the Bible all the way through I would be saved. I got to Genesis chapter 3 and I finally broke. I went up to our bedroom and knelt down on the bed and started pouring my heart out to God. I told the Lord, "There's nothing I can do to save myself, Lord I need your help, please save me I don't know what to do." I went to bed that night and in a dream I saw the Lord. I awoke early that morning and I knew there had been a change in me. I felt as if I was Born-Again and realized it was Sunday Morning. I awoke Michelle and told her what had happened and said with great excitement, "I'm going to church today." Over the next several weeks I attended church faithfully and brought home a pamphlet on "What must I do to be Saved?" and started witnessesing to Michelle about Jesus Christ. As I left for church on a Sunday Morning, Michelle picked up the pamphlet and started to read it while I was gone. As she read it Michelle opened up her heart to God and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was miraculously changed. A life of abuse, drugs, and rebellion had found its end that day as Michelle finally realized and understood what all Jesus had done for us upon that Cross! I remember coming home after church and Michelle, with great excitement, started telling me what had happened, and I knew that God had saved her, too. Ever since then, we have been fighting the good fight of Faith, following Jesus Christ.
In 2010, the Lord called us to minister the Word here in our hometown, Deshler, Ohio. So we started a website, called His Light Ministries, and uploaded our pre-recorded preachings once a month. We went out on the streets preaching the Word and held a town gathering in the school gymnasium. By 2011, the Lord started sending people to us hungry for the Word of God and we opened up our home and started having Sunday Morning Services. By the end of 2012, our home had become too crowded and God led us to rent a storefront building. In 2017, God opened the door for us to purchase the building we had been renting. Since then, we have seen the Lord Save, Heal, Deliver, and Baptize people in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, all by and through His Grace. The Lord continues to grow His Church in the Grace and the Knowledge of the Cross of Christ.