Seeker Springs ministry founder speaks to Lions

Guest speaker for Thursday’s noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club will be Terry Slawson, founder/director of Ministry Development at Seeker Springs Ministry in Okaloosa, La.

Terry was serving as a youth minister in 1996 when he began to feel God was calling him to a different ministry. He saw a need to go deeper into the lives of those he served and minister not just to youth, but also to their families. On Sept. 10, 1996, after a period of seeking the Lord, he realized that the Lord was calling him to begin a ministry at the old Okaloosa Baptist Encampment. He shared this revelation with his family and several people at the church where he was serving, and there was confirmation after confirmation that this was the right direction.

The Northeast Baptist Association owned the property at the time but wanted to sell it to a church or a group of churches so that the ministry could be rekindled after being shut down for several years. Many people in the community caught the vision and gave generously to purchase the property. In January 1997, the property was purchased and dedicated to the Lord. 

The name Seeker Springs comes from Isaiah 55:1 & 6: “Come all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is still near.” It is named Seeker Springs “Ministry” because it was believed that the Lord would use it for more than a rental facility. Since the beginning this has proven true and Seeker Springs has continued to strive to use the tools God has given them to meet the needs of the community.

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