The Lord called me into the work of evangelizing the lost in June of 2004. I began to be a witness for Jesus Christ and against the wickedness found in this life and world. Through many fiery trials the Lord brought me to a place in ministry with PinPoint Evangelism in Jan 2008. I had resigned my position with the U.S. Postal Service to go into full time open air preaching with Kerrigan Skelly. We moved from our beloved home state of Hawaii to North Carolina in 2008 We have trusted God for our provision and guidance and He has fulfilled the desires of our hearts. The Lord had established our home church called Refining Fire Fellowship. There was great unity in the Holy Spirit as we prayed, studied, and worshiped the Lord Jesus Christ.
We preached and had fellowship with Jesse Morrell as well during this time, before the Lord led them on the road in full time evangelism. By faith, we left the Skelly’s as well following the Lord’s leading to a farm in central KY a year after our arrival. After a few months we asked the Skelly’s to join us there and they did.
Kerrigan and I traveled preaching circuits from our homes in Kentucky to preach to the lost on university campuses, festivals, beaches, parades, and anywhere else the people gather that we might call the sinner to forsake his way and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as ‘the Way’ into God’s Kingdom. We regularly traveled KY, OH, TN, NC, and IN bringing the truth to a wicked and adulterous generation.
Unfortunately, my family and I have been shunned from our seven year fellowship. As I exercised my faith to bring understanding about Matt 18 to the three ‘elders’. They have chosen to shut down the dialogue, accusing me of many things. This rejection includes our newlywed daughter Jenna Hope Lovell. She is in submission to her new husband’s will as he follows Kerrigan Skelly, Kevin Lovell, and Tracy Bays. These elders are sadly in great error and won’t receive correction on this matter and others. They have become an island unto themselves. Over a year ago, I had a dear brother from NC ask me, “John, it seems RFF is becoming isolated from the open air community…” It seems prophetically true. To be clear, I welcome an online or personal debate with Kerrigan Skelly, and/or all of these elders. Saints of God, we must all be transparent for we will all give an account to God for every motive, thought, word, and deed! This disputation has been going on for almost three years! There are many things I would have to tell you but, I can’t bear to share them now. I have been falsely accused on many fronts for trying to exercise my faith according to my convictions of the Holy Ghost. Please pray for us as we seek the Lord. Thank you!
Despite this difficult trial, we will continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. He is faithful, Hallelujah!
L to R: John, Nida, Daniel, Sarah, Caitlin, Hannah, Victoria, and Seth.
Our family is home schooled in the doctrines of the Bible and knowledge that will build their character, homes, and families in the future for the glory of God.
The Bride and Groom with Mom and Dad, April 5, 2015