In Luke 14, Jesus provides a powerful directive when he shares through a parable: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the [f]maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
At Madison Valley Baptist Church in Ennis, that verse has risen to the forefront of the vision of Dr. Ray Teston and the new music minister, Peter Rosenberger. Moving to Madison County from Nashville, Peter, a music major (piano, composition and arranging) and his wife, Gracie (vocal performance major), bring not only an extensive musical background, but also long history of ministry to the maimed, lame…and those who care for them.
Gracie, a double-amputee herself, launched a prosthetic limb outreach in West Africa for fellow amputees called Standing With Hope. Peter hosts a national radio program (now from Madison county) for family caregivers (Hope For the Caregiver) that airs weekly on 180 stations through American Family Radio, and Sirius XM’s Family Talk Channel. The couple decided to move from Music City to live on Gracie’s family’s property where they’ve vacationed for 30 years. Dr. Teston shared, “Peter’s musical skills and his passion for the hurting bring an exciting direction for our church, community, across the nation, and overseas. Along with he and Gracie, we look forward to greater ministry opportunities to those Christ referred to in Luke 14.”
Please be in prayer for the Rosenbergers as they begin this new chapter in their lives and for Madison Valley Baptist Church as they spread their message of caring throughout their community.