Kelly Will Sign His New Book
Dr. David L. Kelly, pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Reader, has written a book and will be holding a book signing Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Waldenbooks located in the Ohio Valley Mall, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
His tome, “The Unchanging Word of God and Our Spiritual Formation”, comes from his call to shepherd people into realizing God’s word doesn’t change. It holds true today, just as it has from its inception in Biblical times. The second part of the title, “Our Spiritual Formation”, brings in the reaction to the Word-what a person becomes is based on their understanding of the Word.
Kelly’s work of the heart serves a call to action for the Church to wake up from the slumber of the religious dark ages and step into the light of the truth of the Kingdom and challenges the 21st century church to return to the bedrock of Christian faith, as he calls the church to personal and corporate accountability, whole hearted repentance, and true revival in the Word. He prays for and believes that a spiritual revival is on its way to the local area.
“We need to understand who we are in Him,” said Kelly. “Jesus said I am the Way. There is no other way.” That is the message he believes must be conveyed to congregations of believers without appearing unloving.
With that in mind, Kelly says he believes his book is one that should be read by pastors, but also by “the third person from the back pew.” While it is primarily a book for believers, he said it is seeker friendly because it will explain some Biblical truths to readers.
Released in January, “The Unchanging Word of God and Our Spiritual Formation” is printed by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. The 212-page paperback book is available at many major bookstore chains. If it is not on the shelf at your favorite book store, you can get it online from the national chains, at Amazon, or directly from Tate. The list price is $13.99.
There is also a link to order it from Faith Fellowship Church’s Web site, www.thisismychurch-reader.org.
According to Kelly, he realized at an early age that he was called to ministry, but believed he could not adequately answer that call. In 1981, he took a job as a law enforcement officer, working his way through the ranks to become Chief Deputy for Pleasants County Sheriff’s Office. In 1988 Kelly bid for the office of sheriff and won. He served the county for two terms, retiring from the field in 1996.
Kelly returned to his calling in 1998. In the spring of 2002 he and a group of parishioners established Faith Fellowship Church in Reader.
A life-long West Virginia native, Kelly was born and raised in Pleasants County, where he received his early education.
As a young man, he traveled extensively with a gospel group, The Carriers, performing in venues along the eastern seaboard. He has composed several songs which were featured on numerous albums.
He and his wife, Jan, reside in Reader. Together they are the parents of four children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of one.
For more information about the book or Faith Fellowship Church, visit www.thisismychurch-reader.org.