I worked as a motorcycle mechanic for 15 years and owned Vision Cycles in Kansas City, Missouri for over 8 years. I was a youth pastor for 9 years and a U.S. Navy Seabee for 6 years. My wife and I, my high school sweetheart, were married in 1984 and together we oversee a congregation in Independence, Missouri which we founded in 1999.  I wrote a book on the Ekklesia you can check out here Ekklesia

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  1. I recently purchased your book. It was very helpful because I thought I was the only one who had come to similar conclusions about the word ekklesia.

    I have a question. On page 108 are these words, “We have a mandate to influence the Seven Mountains of Society”, and immediately afterward the seven mountains are listed. What is the story behind how you came to this conclusion? (I noticed it mentioned in other places in the book other than on this page.)

    Thank you for your work and your time.

    Warm Regards


    1. Xavier,

      Thank you so much for purchasing my book and your kind comments. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I have been out of the country. The Seven Mountain idea was first made popular some years ago by Lauren Cunningham of YWAM and Bill Bright from Campus Crusade for Christ. Simply stated, it is just an easy way to break down society in focused areas for transformation. The people who are influencing these mountains are influencing the entire culture. If we as Christians can target our prayer and work, by mobilizing others in these mountains, we can be the ones influencing the culture. So, to say we have a mandate to influence these mountains is another way of saying what Jesus told us to do in Matthew 28 by making disciples of all nations. I hope this helps and thanks again for your comment! Many Blessings, Joe


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