Hello everyone and welcome to the Restore Podcast episode 14. I am your host, Javier Diaz, and I am so thankful that you've chosen to listen.
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On this episode, our guest is Pastor Jose St. Phard from Bolingbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Illinois, less than two hours from Chicago. We invited him to our Restore Conference in January, but in this episode we dive a bit deeper into the transformational journey of Bolingbrook Church.
You will want to listen all the way through as it is an amazing story of a church that began with only 40 or so in attendance and a person telling Pastor Jose that their church was the "frozen chosen." But today, Bolingbrook is a church of approximately 400 members with a mission that is the first thing you read on their web site: "Creating spaces for the people God misses the most."