Tommy Bates Ministries


“Through these He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

2 Peter 1:4

Sometimes, we need to be reminded of God’s promises of faithfulness and healing.  Recently, our nation and our world has suffered events that can cause many to wonder where God is.  Hate crimes and the loss of precious life with seemingly no reason, have caused many to question God’s direction.  Just the other evening, the above picture was captured by a faithful staff member of our church.  This rainbow stationed itself above our church and school for nearly fifteen minutes, allowing those passing by to witness its glorious beauty.  Hundreds of pictures of this same rainbow littered Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the course of the evening and next day.  What you do not see in this picture is that for a time there was actually a double rainbow!  The image was captured by another faithful church member who shared her view of the rainbow (and her perspective) from near her home stating, “A double rainbow….double for my troubles…God’s promises are true!”

Praise the Lord!  God’s promises are true, my friend.  We may not understand the violence, the loss, or the struggles, but in the end,                                       We Know Who Wins!

“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance.                                                            And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61:7

As always, we’re saving you a seat at Community Family Church!

We love y’all!

Pastor Tom

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