hands on me and prayed for me, I felt the Spirit of God
through her touch and
Pastor Darnall had taken a special liking to some
the young people around Pisgah, including me.
Whenever she came to Pisgah to speak, she always made
it a point to come early to spend time with some of my
friends and me. Because of her willingness
to talk with
us on a personal level, I had the privilege of knowing and
with Pastor Darnall on several occasions.
Once, when I asked her why she chose
to spend time with
Mike and me, she said, “You two men are very young, but
know what you are doing and you know God!”
Coming from her lips, I took that as a great compliment.
My relationship with Pastor Darnall was one that
I cherish to this day. Her compassion and
instrumental in helping me develop as a young Christian.
Today, I have no doubt that God ordained our
relationship. In fact, Pastor Darnall is indirectly
responsible for this book being written forty years later.
In 1966, the Full Gospel Businessmen’s
was having its international convention at Angelus
Temple and was planning
to celebrate the sixtieth
anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. Demos
the founder of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s
Fellowship, had come to Pisgah to talk to Brother Smith,
who oversaw the Pisgah ministry. Shakerien wanted to
get some of the Azusa Saints who were
living at Pisgah to
come to Angelus Temple and tell their stories.