Bishop Rosie Oâ€™Neal Keeps It Real
Another powerhouse in the forefront of ministry who continues to make an impact in the lives of many is the dynamic Bishop Rosie Oâ€™Neal. Her story is one of freedom from fear and shame that has help to transform the life of many. With an unwavering commitment to being real and being happy, Oâ€™Neal shares with Gospel Today nuggets that have guided her to success in ministry and in life.
â€œIn the beginning of my ministry,â€ states Bishop Oâ€™Neal, â€œI didnâ€™t have sense enough to be afraid! I think God shielded me. I started our church with seven people, and now we have about 2,500 In the Greenville location; and our Youngsville location Is also doing well.
[When I started out In ministry], mega ministries were breaking out all over the country, but I just wanted to do a good job with my seven people!
I try to â€œkeep myself myselfâ€â€” I just keep It real. I was caught up In pornographyâ€”not before I got saved, or before I started pastoringâ€”but Iâ€™m thankful to say that God delivered me! It would be so awesome if God would fix you completely before He calls you, but He doesnâ€™t do that; thereâ€™s a humbling that happens. Iâ€™ve found that Iâ€™m the best pastor I can be when Rosie is as happy as she can be.â€
From the storefront to the forefront, Bishop Oâ€™Neal is a great example of how God can take an ordinary life and do the extraordinary.