Author and pastor Nelson Searcy wonders why gossip has become an acceptable sin outside and inside the church. Nelson warns that gossip destroys relationships, churches, and marriages.
Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church. Started in New York City in 2002, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in several locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, NY, with additional locations in San Francisco, CA and Boca Raton, FL. Author of over 80 church leadership resources, including 14 best-selling books, Searcy is also an experienced teacher, coach and leadership strategist. Before starting The Journey Church, he served as the Director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church, in Orange County, CA. He is further the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com, the Church Leadership Training ministry of Nelson Searcy and The Journey.
Earning a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Religious Studies from Gardner Webb University and a Masters of Divinity with Philosophy focus (M.Div.) from Duke University, Searcy’s time in academia also includes study at North Carolina State University, Southeastern Theological Seminary, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity and Southern Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). Nelson and his family live in Boca Raton, FL.
The Grip of Gossip
Cursing and Profanity
Pastor Nelson Searcy encourages listeners to steward their speech as disciples of Christ. Searcy tells how he broke the habit of cursing by putting himself on a 30-day no-cursing challenge.
A Matter of Life and Death
There’s a deadly weapon you carry with you all the time. Do you know what it is? Your tongue! Pastor Nelson Searcy talks about the power of the tongue and the ability we have to speak life or death to others.