The Heart of a Pastor

Larry Chappell United Baptist Church San Jose, CAThe United Baptist Church, San Jose, California, is an energetic, dynamic church, growing because of aggressive evangelism, described as having "electricity-like outreach." Since great churches are a reflection of gifted men, the reader cannot understand the United Baptist Church without understanding its pastor, the Reverend Larry Chappell. When he came in September 1966, 15 people greeted him at his first prayer meeting, and the following Sunday 126 were present for Sunday School. Since that time the congregation has reached a high attendance of 2,315. Attendance is averaging 1,298 during the fall, 1971. The United Baptist Church has a leader who has banded together his laymen with a vision of reaching not only San Jose, but the Santa Clara Valley. Chappell has made no apology for his goal, to build the largest Sunday School in the world through evangelism by reaching lost men and women and discipling them in a New Testament church.The church is located in an area once called the Hamilton Range, the hazy blue Santa Cruz Mountains in the background. The once-lush orchards are continually giving way to expanding subdivisions. Some call the former "garden of Eden" an ever-expanding concrete expressway. United Baptist Church is built on a Western motif, each classroom opening onto a walkway or second-floor balcony.But a church is more than buildings-it is people. The swings and playground equipment used for weekday school activities are filled with children before Sunday School begins. Visitors are ushered to the registration tables in the patios. Ushers are located at strategic spots to help children get to classes. The people at United Baptist Church seem happy and expectant; they enjoy coming to church. There is a driving inner compulsion among the lay leaders of the church. Church is more than enjoyment, it is a way of life, for each staff member and lay-worker shares the vision of reaching lost people for Jesus Christ.Joel Potter, a policeman on the force in San Jose, was saved and baptized at United Baptist Church, as was his wife. He is now an active deacon in the church and a great soul winner. On one occasion this last summer, during the church visitation program, he led 13 people to Jesus Christ. Larry Harper accepted Jesus Christ a little over two years ago and is now bus director at the United Baptist Church and a young people's Sunday School teacher. Ben Smith, also saved and baptized in United Baptist Church, is mechanic for the bus fleet. For over two years, he has invested his Saturdays in working without pay to keep the 20 buses on the road. There have been times when he worked all night on the buses just to keep them rolling on Sunday. John Hamilton was an accountant for General Electric. He stated, "I have been a Christian for 20 years, and have never been in a church that did not preach the gospel; but I have never been as excited as I am about the ministry here at United Baptist Church." Hamilton took a 30 percent cut in salary to leave General Electric and come to work full-time for United Baptist Church as business administrator. Ed Railey takes care of the sound system in the church. At onetime he managed a radio station and is now actively engaged in the Lord's work helping keep the gospel on the radio through the United Baptist Church and the tape ministry.These men are only reflective of the growing band of dedicated lay-workers assembled at United Baptist Church. United Baptist Church has great laymen because the leader, Larry Chappell, has the magnetism that draws men into the service of the Lord. Of course, the power of the Holy Spirit draws these men into the work of the local church, but God always uses an instrument to accomplish His purpose on earth God’s instrument in San Jose is Larry Chappell to reach men for Christ and then inspire them to the ministry that they are now doing. The people feel Pastor Chappell is the best preacher in the world. Mrs. Pat Carr testifies that when her family was looking for a church to attend, "We were told over and over again that all Larry Chappell preached was salvation and there was no deep Bible teaching. However, my heart now thrills to the messages he preaches. They are simple enough that my Junior High students enjoy his preaching-yet deep enough that I have learned more about Bible truth in the last four years than I did in the 15 years I attended another church. Whether Sunday morning, Sunday evening or Wednesday evening, we hear pure Bible exposition."But preaching alone does not build a church; leadership begins with example. Chappell is a leader when it comes to personal evangelism. He has never asked his people to make soul-winning calls that he was not willing to make himself. Many American preachers exhort laymen to soul-winning, yet the congregation seldom responds. The people of United Baptist Church are soul-winners because their pastor is engaged daily in reaching the unsaved.Chappell's willingness to do even the simple jobs motivates his men to extra dedication. One layman testified, "On several occasions I have seen him put on a pair of overalls and do a job that needs to be done." Another layman testified, "On one occasion this past 1 summer, he was out driving a tractor along the back, leveling the terrace for landscaping." On another occasion, the man ordinarily gassing the buses was sick. Dick Seaton, then assistant pastor (he has now returned) saw Pastor Chappell driving a bus to fill it with gas and check the oil.The young pastor indicates, "When going to college, I went all-out to win souls. I remember at the age of 18, writing to my parents that I was going to spend my life doing what I loved most winning souls." Today, Chappell writes, "The direction is now the same, only more intense. I now have my direction confirmed by God's plan-the church. If, my life is aimed at winning souls, I want to be successful at that job. The reason is simple, God wants His people to be progressive, positive, and successful. God is positive, and from my study, I learn that He has been successful in every task He has undertaken. Since God is not programmed to fail, why should I?”A young preacher may question Chappell's desire to be successful. To this he responds, "If I am to be a soul winner, what is the measuring rod for success? Some might say quality of converts; I agree. Quality must precede quantity, for without quality, quantity cannot become a reality. Therefore, I must spend time with God and have a quality life according to God's laws. I want to reproduce after my kind. Therefore, I want to have a quality life so the people of my church have quality lives. Also, remember, the goal of my life is to be successful at seeing people saved; therefore, I must produce quality converts in order to multiply my soul-winning ministry through others. For this, God has a plan: win them, baptize them, and teach them. I pursue this with all of my might. Following this reasoning, I must conclude that quality is not the goal-quality is a means to an end. The purpose of a Christian is to reach and win as many people to Christ as possible."Chappell reflected on his desire to build a large church, "If a man devotes his life to being a fruit harvester, his success is not measured by the quality of the fruit, but the quantity he amasses. This illustration has obvious weaknesses, but the truth is, God has called us as laborers in His harvest. I want to reach as many people as possible through God's plan-the church. Therefore, my success is measured primarily by the number of souls won to Christ and enlisted for service in the church. I am pressed by a driving burden to reach as many people as possible." When someone asked, "Why?" Chappell simply says, "My friend, I want a large church because I don't want your husband, wife, children, in-laws, mother, dad, neighbor, friends, or acquaintances to go to hell. Therefore, I must carry my burden and yours too."On several occasions Chappell has been accused of being egotistical because he wants to build a large church. He notes that these critics do not understand his motives, and his rebuttal is projectionism: "Those who make this cry are usually little men, failures, with egos that need desperately to be boosted. They project their selfish motives onto me. I do not work for a largechurch, I work to win as many people to Jesus Christ as possible. The large church is not my aim. The large church is the product of my goal, reaching people with the gospel."Larry Chappell was converted at age 13 at an American Sunday School Union camp at Cortez, Colorado. His first eight grades were in a one-room, one-teacher school, that was also used for church on Sunday. During his early teen years the small group of worshippers were organized into a Baptist church. Chappell later attended Pillsbury Baptist College, Owatana, Minnesota, and then pastured a small church in California, before coming to San Jose. Reverend Jack Basket, of the Foreign Mission Board of Baptist Bible Fellowship, invited Larry Chappell to visit a ministers' fellowship at the First Baptist Church, Costa Mesa, California. "I was floored at what I heard at the ministers' meeting," said Chappell. "Each pastor expected to build a great church, win souls to Jesus Christ and reach cities." His wife, Maxine, indicated, "He spilled excitement for weeks after coming back from Costa Mesa." She went on to observe, "Larry was a new man, as though he had been in the presence of God." After this event, the United Baptist Church drifted away from the Conservative Baptist Church of America into the Independent Baptist orbit.Chappell is an evangelistic expository preacher, covering the Scripture verse by verse. He indicates, "Sunday morning I preach to the lost; Sunday evening I preach to Christians, attempting to meet the needs of my people." Chappell does not allow anyone to fill his pulpit for Sunday morning. Even the great R. G. Lee came and sat in the front row. Chappell has a deep conviction that "his people bring guests to hear him preach." There may be better preachers than Chappell, but a visitor does not come to hear great preaching; he will judge the church by the pastor. "If they are converted under my ministry, they will continue," feels Chappell. He has found by previous experience that members do not work as hard to bring guests when he is out of the pulpit.Jim Schaller, chairman of the deacon board, indicated that, "Chappell has wisdom beyond his years." When speaking of the pastor's leadership, he indicated, "Chappell is not a dictator; our church is a democracy. In a dictatorship the people must follow the leader. We want to follow Chappell." Schaller continued, "Chappell leads by love and wisdom." Schaller indicates, "I will do anything he asks, because he is God's man to reach this community." In a day when many fundamentalist preachers are autocratic, Chappell still says "Yes, sir" to other gentlemen.Chappell does not introduce a guest speaker to his people but rather introduces his people to the guest speaker. To the author he said, "I would like you to meet the greatest church in the world. I plan to spend my life here." Marion Tirri, the first person Chappell won to the Lord in the home in San Jose, is still in the church, faithfully serving the Lord, and is one of the best soul winners in United Baptist Church.Chappell testified, "God called me to lead His church. My faith has grown each year to expect more from God. First I expected 200, then 500. Breaking the mental barrier of 1,000 was a crisis; now I believe the sky is the limit." Since Chappell believes it is the preacher's fault if the church does not grow, he feels lack of growth at United Baptist Church will be his fault.The ChurchIn 1940 a small mission Sunday School established by the American Sunday School Union was organized into the Evergreen Baptist Church in the fruit orchards of the Santa Clara Valley. Not far away stood another small, struggling work, the Tropicana Baptist Church. Because of the small size of both congregations, the two were combined into the United BaptistChurch in 1960, with twelve charter members who worshipped in a refurbished horse barn. Two years later a prefab church was purchased and United Baptist Church continued to struggle.When Pastor Chappell came to the church, it was a member of the Conservative Baptist Convention, but Chappell has led them out of that relationship, stating, "I didn't want a national committee determining the position of my church."Upon his arrival, Chappell began to take personal responsibility for the direction of the church. His first task was to pull leadership responsibility into the pastor's office and take direction of the business management. John Hamilton, the Programs Coordinator for the church, was an accountant for General Electric, and replied that he "thought centralization of authority was great; if we were going to accomplish growth we needed a central head." Next Chappell did away with the office of Sunday School Superintendent and took that responsibility to himself. No standing committees were reappointed for the following year. Chappell indicated that if committees were needed, they would be appointed by the pastor in consultation with the deacons and be dissolved after their work was accomplished. The aim of Chappell's reorganization was to convert the Sunday School from the traditional mold into an aggressive evangelistic instrument that God could use to reach the entire Santa Clara Valley with the gospel.During the reorganization, seven bank accounts for Sunday School, general, missions, special accounts, etc., were abolished and a centralized budget was instituted with a cost-fund accounting system. Hamilton coordinates the finances with a vice-president from a local bank, keeping the church operating on a sound financial footing, acting as comptroller, purchasing agent, and superintendent of buildings and grounds. Chappell indicated, "John Hamilton took the responsibility of details off me so I can attend to the ministry." Each Saturday afternoon, Chappell sees a financial statement so that he knows exactly how much money is needed on Sunday.The church auditorium is simple: folding chairs, asphalt tile floors, and no air conditioning. There is no liturgy or ritual to aid in the worship service. The preaching of the Word of God is what attracts people and keeps them coming, according to Pastor Chappell.When church is over and the benediction is pronounced, a bell is rung to inform the children's churches of the benediction. Kids tear out of the classrooms, happy as children leaving public school for home. They run, play and yell in the schoolyard and race for the best seats ontheir bus. The patio in front of the church is full of people, and Chappell knows that the warm evangelistic thrust brings the crowds to church.Those who visit the church reflect every walk of life. Women are seen in house dresses and fashionable dressmaker suits. Some men have dungarees and white tee shirts; others, white shirts and ties.The church is one of the best-integrated in America, with no problems among the races because San Jose is a well-integrated neighborhood. About 125 black children attend the Sunday School (this count was made by the author and was not available from the church). When Chappell was asked how many blacks, attended his church he replied, "We don't have any blacks-all we have are Baptists." The black children are in the church by design, because the Sunday School bus goes into their neighborhood. A Spanish-speaking class was just instituted in Sunday School. When asked about racial problems, a layman answered, "Blacks give us problems just as whites, but we treat them all fairly and that's why they continue to bring their friends."John Hamilton circulates among the classes on a Sunday morning, administering the school-making sure children are in the classrooms. He saw six black high-schoolers get off the bus and start walking up the road. Hamilton intercepted them and indicated that if they ride the bus they have to stay for Sunday School. The black teenagers took the admonition well, knowing that black and white are treated equally by the staff.Two little black boys walk up to a fence and look into a neighboring yard at a dirty-faced, barefoot girl playing on a tricycle. "Ask your mommy if you can come to Sunday School." A teacher came over to get the two second-grade boys for class. They explained, "We gotta git dis girl to come."GrowthGrowth is characteristic of United Baptist Church. It was stated, “If anything, we are successful at packing people into buildings.” Last Easter, a mother who was a first-time visitor, brought two children and looked into one of the classrooms. Seeing the room so packed, she said to an usher, "I wouldn't want my children in that classroom-it's too filled." As she walked to the parking lot, the usher went to help her get her children in the car, and she said, "You don't need more people, you need more buildings."When Chappell was asked why so many people come to his church, he simply said, "We have an aggressive program." San Jose is one of the fastest growing cities in American. However, Chappell comments, "People don't come to our church-we have to go after them."The church has built three buildings and remodeled another in the past four years and, according to Chappell, "Each time we get a building completed, we have outgrown it before we move in." Chappell believes that if a church is doing God’s work, growth is the natural outcome. He went on to state, "There is no such thing as a good little church. If it is good, it will grow and become large." He went on to comment, "Quality and quantity cannot be separated. If a church has quality teaching, it will grow into a large quantity." He continued his argument: "Some pastors deceive themselves thinking that even if they are small, they have a quality ministry, and that's not true." He concluded, "Large churches must have quality or the masses will not come." Chappell deeply believes the standard he has set for himself: "If the hand of God is on a church, people will become converted, then baptized, and become a part of numerical results of growth."Chappell believes in statistics: "Figures help us know how well we are doing in the ministry." As an illustration, 85 percent of the present adult members were saved in United Baptist Church; very few church members transfer into the church.Chappell preaches growth to his people all the time. He has constantly said, "We are not going to be a small church." As a result, some members left because they saw no end to the growing process or constructing new buildings. He indicated that on several occasions he thought the attendance would level off at 200, 400, or 500. When preaching growth, Chappell does not set attendance goals such as 4,000 or 6,000. "Unrealistic figures scare people." However, he has said United Baptist Church will become the largest in the world. He has a five-year plan to reach 3,500 by 1974.Chappell clarified his concept of numerical growth, "If a church emphasizes soul winning, numerical growth will take care of itself. Some of the members who have left complain that the church is in one continuous revival meeting and the people have no time for themselves. Chappell replied, "We are organized to reach people and will bear down. Just as long as lost people in San Jose are going to hell, we will try to reach them."There have been Christians visiting from other churches who have admitted they did not want to become a part of this church. They simply did not want to work as hard as the other members. Chappell is clear: "People know they are not going to be spoon fed, but will have to work. United Baptist Church is a place for people to serve, support and go reach the lost." This is by no means a museum for old saints but a workshop right in front of the doorway to hell. When attendance had leveled off at 500, Chappell brought a recommendation to the church to purchase eight used school buses from Perrysville, Indiana, for $7,000. The bills in the church were mounting and some of the individuals doubted the wisdom of incurring a $7,000 debt. Chappell challenged the folks to "go and soul-win, and new converts would pay for the buses. These buses will help us reach 1,000 in Sunday School." The vote was unanimous, and by the following fall attendance had reached 1,000, vindicating Chappell's decision.Chappell indicates Sunday School busing is not a principle, but a tool. He feels the principle is evangelizing and reaching as many as possible; the tool is the bus. Every captain visits on Saturday and during the week.Recently, Louise Seaton visited all day on Saturday for a special day (Seaton Sunday-Dick Seaton was soon to return to serve there). That Sunday Mrs. Seaton had 253 on her bus. She had three buses and made two trips with one bus. Her bus area covered only 20 blocks. On the same day, Terry Thompson and Sid Cleveland had 232 on their buses. Seven buses on that Sunday went over 100 and two went over 200.Commitment calling is the plan used for Sunday School busing at San Jose. The captain visits on his route and asks each home he visits, "How many can we expect to ride the bus tomorrow?" After a person rides the bus to Sunday School, the captain goes back to every home, every week. "Can we count on your children riding the bus tomorrow?" he asks. This way, he knows the living conditions as well as the pupils. The purpose of commitment calling, visiting the riders every week, is to reach the parents for Christ. The largest attendance was reached when 1,833 rode the 18 buses on one day. The church averages between 40 and 50 riders per bus, each week. One of the staff members meets every bus and greets the children as they arrive. The bus is logged in at the time of arrival and attendance count is taken. Approximately 10 percent of the bus riders are adults. Unlike many other churches with a bus ministry, over half of the bus workers visit for riders in areas with $30,000 homes and above. Thirteen of the buses are used for Sunday School classrooms.Chappell employs the "high-attendance day" philosophy to motivate his people. "We previously held a campaign to break 1,000 on a onetime basis to convince our people we could do it. After that, we felt we could average 1,000 pupils on a continuing basis." Chappell went on to explain, "I expected that we would drop back to our previous level after the high-day promotion, but we haven't done so." Usually the church retains a high percentage of those who attend. The church has doubled its Sunday School attendance every two years. In 1969, during the fall campaign a high attendance of 1,256 was reached. In the spring of 1970, 1,358 was achieved; and in the fall of 1970, 1,666 was reached. Then in the spring of 1971, 1,773 was recorded.Now people expect to be in a continual building program. The young minister announced, "It's not if we are going to build a new building, but when; not if we are going to buy property across the street or next door, but when." Chappell went on to say, "We must keep the mental attitude of the people on a positive note, expecting growth. We are moving ahead, the question of when is a matter of timing."The Reverend C. W. Fisk, who worked in both First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, and United Baptist Church, indicated one advantage of working in San Jose is that more baptized converts stay in attendance than converts did at the First Baptist Church of Hammond. The adult department has been the fastest growing in the Sunday School.When a person comes forward during the invitation, he is taken into a side room to be counseled by a soul winner. At this time he is led to Jesus Christ, then presented to the church as a candidate for baptism. If the person is coming forward as a public profession of faith, he is baptized immediately. When young children come forward, a permission slip is sent home with the child, seeking the parents' approval for baptism. Chappell indicates, "We baptize children, but only through a follow-up ministry." The children in grade six and down are not in the auditorium for the Sunday morning service, therefore not as many of them come forward for baptism. However, after visiting and counseling with the parents, Chappell believes that children should be baptized if they have received Jesus Christ and understand what they are doing. He answers his critics, "To discourage a child against baptism is to encourage him to disobey God. I won't take that responsibility." He goes on to state, "When we baptize a 10-year-old, we are fulfilling biblical priorities."Chappell baptizes adults immediately after conversion, which may mean the following Sunday. There are many families-father and mother-who are won to Christ through the Sunday School busing ministry. Chappell brings both father and mother into the baptistry and baptizes the mother first. He announces, "Upon your profession of faith in Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit." When the person is brought up from the water, a chorus of amens greets him from the congregation echoing their approval. Chappell indicates one of the advantages of immediate baptism is that the corporate expectation of a congregation is transferred to the new believer, that he is expected to fulfill New Testament obligations upon him.OrganizationChappell points out the following organizational principles that guided him in the early days of the church. (1) "We began baptizing immediately after conversion." This is biblical and it helps to hold in the church those who are saved. (2) "I needed help in the ministry." Chappell told the infant congregation that a bus and then a secretary were needed, in that order. The firstbus was purchased in April, 1967. (3) Promotions and advertisements would be used to attract people to hear the gospel. The church uses newspapers, direct mailings, flyers, special days, radio, and contests. Chappell believes in spending little actual time in Sunday School on promotion but investing the time teaching the Word of God. He stated, "I never believed promotion would work as effectively as it has. One out three who came to Sunday School through promotions has gotten saved." (4) Chappell instituted a weekly teachers' meeting where he keeps the spirit of his people revived to expect great things from God. (5) Chappell constructed a flow chart of responsibility and reorganized the organizational authority of the church. Delegation of authority is the key to Chappell's ministry. He has indicated, "A pastor will multiply his own ministry by extending it through other people." He went on to indicate, "The ministry should never be centered in gimmicks or promotion, but in the hearts of the preacher and the people."When Chappell first came, the church did not have an established Sunday School enrollment as most schools. Hamilton indicated, "We grew so fast that enrollment got awkward. As a result, the only records we keep are church membership. When people attend our church they are put on a permanent mailing list, but we do not have Sunday School books with enrollment. Also, names are kept in prospect and contact visitation files so individuals that quit attending can be followed up." Today the church has a full-time record coordinator who administers the Sunday School enrollment records.The lay leadership of the church is young; so are the full-time staff members. Chappell indicated he prayed and asked God for certain types of men, who were young and aggressive leaders who could be trained and inspired to reach the city of San Jose. A survey of the adults of the congregation reveals that almost every man does something for God. Chappell indicates thata trained layman with proper direction is a powerful instrument in the hands of God. He also points out, "We don't want a lot of activity and committee work out of our men, rather we want scriptural results. Laymen will work ten times as hard to get souls saved as they will to sit on committees or to fulfill Christian busy-work."Chappell has the philosophy that if he treats a man as a man, he will do a man's job. If he treats a man like a kid, he will do a kid's job. He said, "Every man in my church can do what I can do; I consider no one a threat to my leadership because this is God's church and God is the leader."Chappell made 114 visitation calls in one day; however, now he phones before making the visit so that his time is not wasted driving all over the valley. Everyone on the church staff is required to visit. The secretaries are given half-days off for calling on the unsaved. The staff at United Baptist Schools, located in the church, must attend visitation on Thursday evenings.The workers are organized into pairs and sent out visiting Thursday night and Friday morning. This does not involve the 40 workers who visit on Saturday and during the week. Each pair of visitors are given four cards or assignments which they are to return to the church after making the visit.In April 1971, Chappell called his staff together for an executive session. The previous Sunday 1,773 had been in Sunday School and there was absolutely no space for expansion. The city would not allow the church to construct a new building because no space was available to expand parking. Chappell announced, "We are not going to let circumstances keep us from growing." At that time the church had six adult classes. He announced that by combining all of the adults into one auditorium Bible class, four rooms would be released for space to teach children. (The auditorium was the only space for expansion.) Some of the staff members presently teaching adult classes wanted to keep their ministry of teaching, but they realized the perplexity. Each staff member then expressed willingness to give up his class to provide extra space for children's classes.Tithing is expected of all of the members. Hamilton, who keeps the book, indicates that some of the members give 20 percent or more of their income to the church. When asked how this is possible he indicated, "People are willing to give money to see the unsaved converted."Chappell was asked to answer a number of criticisms that have been leveled at his work.Emphasis on numbers. Chappell answered that criticism with a question: "Do you think that a 12 year-old boy has a soul, and do you think that soul can be saved?" He went on to state that if you feel a boy has a soul, he is going to reach as many people as possible, which implies numbers, because all those who are unconverted will go to hell.Being called a dictator. Chappell indicated that he does not answer that charge. "God has called me to lead this church." If the people like my leadership they can follow; if not, they can go elsewhere. People are not forced to attend the United Baptist Church. He went on to indicate, "Those who accuse me of being a dictator are outside of the church; you won't find my people accusing me of being a dictator."Baptizing children. The young pastor laughed at this criticism, indicating he baptizes almost as many adults as children. He went on to indicate that if he discouraged children from being baptized he would encourage them to disobey God. He says, "Believers' baptism is scriptural; therefore every person who can believe in Jesus Christ should be baptized."Bribing members to bring visitors. Chappell indicates that if it is carnal to bribe people to do right, then why does God hold out the incentive of rewards to motivate Christians to serveHim? Chappell went on to indicate that he is trying to motivate people to do that which is biblical.Proselyting. Pastor Chappell indicates that every visit he makes into a home is for the purpose of soul winning. He does not believe in "enlistment evangelism" as taught by the Southern Baptists. He indicated that most Christians in evangelical churches dry up on the vine because they are not winning souls to Christ. A church can be fundamental in doctrine, but dead in methodology, causing Christians to backslide. Therefore, Chappell says, "I will proselyte every church in town to get Christians to win the lost to Jesus Christ, because our church is carrying out the Great Commission and most others in town are not." Chappell indicated that the United Baptist Church does not have many friends because of this position, but he is not there to make friends but to evangelize San Jose.Conclusion

Dr. Jack Hyles had preached at United Baptist Church and Chappell took him to the airport. As Hyles was leaving the automobile, he bent over, looked Chappell in the eyes, and stated, "You've got the greatest potential to build the largest Sunday School in the world, if you keep your heart right and stay clean." Chappell thrives on such challenges. He just might build the largest Sunday School in the world.Chapter 4: Evangelism

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