Ed Smith is the dynamic, successful pastor of Zoe Christian Fellowship in Whittier, California. But before God got a hold of his life, Ed was an angry young man who dreamed of being involved in a terrorist revolution to take over America.
“I was a typical, urban, African-American young man, lost, without a father,” recalled Pastor Ed. “I had every reason to hate and blame other people for my problems.”
Becoming involved in a government program designed to help young gang members find their way, Pastor Ed said that instead, the program was used to train him and other young men as would-be terrorists in a hoped-for revolution to take over America. “The program taught us hate, and I became what I would describe as an urban terrorist,” he said. “We were waiting for the revolution to take place.”
But in the midst of his hate, God broke into Ed’s life. “When I went to college I was searching for truth,” he said. “I wanted my life to count for something. And the truth I found was Jesus. When I received Christ, it totally changed my life.”
Recalling that his salvation happened during the Charismatic movement of the 1970s, when many Christians were praying for a move of God on the nation, Pastor Ed challenged that America — and the world — is poised for a similar move of God, if Christians will commit to praying.
“The same situation exists today, with anger, terrorism, and unrest rising around the nation and world, bringing fear and uncertainty,” he said. “But God wants to bring faith. And if God’s people begin to humble themselves and pray, God will heal this nation and this world, and raise up leaders — even men like I was, confused, angry, on the wrong track — who will follow God with all of their hearts.”
Watch this astounding and moving video of a man who was poised to terrorize America, until God arrested him and gave him something to live for!