I am so thankful that the Lord brought me back to Himself.

Kyle Kayton Testimony

When I was 10 years old my parents divorced.  As long as I could remember I’d attended a Methodist church, and had heard of Jesus, but didn’t know that I needed to accept Him personally to pay for my sins.  After my parents split, I started attending Heritage Baptist Church where the children’s pastor, Tony Mitchell, invested a lot of time in me.  One night he asked me if I wanted to be saved, but I wasn’t ready yet.  That summer I went away to a Christian camp, and I really felt convicted.  When I got home, I asked my mother if she would pray with me to accept Jesus as my Savior.  That summer we moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and I attended a Christian School.  After high school I went away to Appalachian State University.  I thought I didn’t need to go to church any more since I’d been in a Christian school for seven years.  Through my sin and disobedience, my heart grew hard.  I would only attend church when I was with family, but I wasn’t listening to the preaching anymore.  Shortly after college, I moved to Roanoke to live with family and to work.  After 3 ½ years, I was miserable, my job felt like a dead end road and my personal life was a mess.  The Lord led me to Grace Memorial Baptist Church through the coaxing of my mother to go see Leroy & Barbara Garnett [who was my nanny when I was a young boy].  Riding home from church one night, I prayed and received assurance of my salvation.   A feeling of peace came over me.  I am so thankful that the Lord brought me back to Himself.

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