Vineyard Christian Church: Ian Carroll
Our church was, and in fact still is undergoing some major changes and transitions. If I said that Kirk has been helpful, it would be a vast understatement. He has been the most provocative person for both the church leadership and for me personally during our time of crisis.
One month ago, we were preparing for the worst. Kirk challenged our thinking and our behaviors. He somehow managed to overcome resistance, reach inside each of us and draw out a plan for the future that was seemingly there all the time, it was just hidden under our hurts, fears, and anxiety.
Kirk has an obvious God given ability to cut through the layers of Christian niceness and pretence that stands as a poor facsimile for authentic love and leadership. In the brief time I have known him, he has made a greater positive impact on me than I could have imagined or hoped or.
Ian Carroll, Pastor Vineyard Church, Oak Park, Illinois May 30, 2008