Monday, November 29, 2010


2 Cor 10:3-4 declares "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds."
We are in a BATTLE FOR SOULS during Raven Street Church: Bourbon St Chapel and our adversary [the devil] is going about live a roaring lion seeking those that he can devour.
Our PURPOSE and our PASSION is to see hearts and lives transformed by the Blood of Jesus and the Message of the Cross.
Still "Taking the GOOD NEWS into the BAD PLACES"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Breakthrough in the Bayou

Each year the city of New Orleans serves as host to the annual Bayou Classic football game that pits the grambling Tigers against their rival, Southern Jaguars. Regardless of these teams records coming in - it always proves to be a highly anticipated matchup drawing in excess of 200,000 visitors into the city.
This event also provides our team a vehicle to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to tens of thousands of visitors that come into the French Quarter [Bourbon Street] to sight see and party before and after the game at the Super Dome. .

This past Saturday night our team [myself, Melanie, Kayla, Pastor Don & Sabrina, Pastor Boogaloo, and Bro Albert] set up at our normal Raven Street Church location at the 500 block of Bourbon Street. We errected our 15ft cross with built in pa system and began to preach the Word of God to an enormous crowd of visitors.
Within moments of Kayla opening up with preaching, many stopped to hear what she had to say and others asked questions of team members and several were prayed with. The night was a very fruitful night with no extreme opposition coming from the crowd. We spent several hours tag-team preaching and one-on-one witnessing before wrapping up and leaving the location just before midnight.

[Once the team departed . . . from local news paper article]

Bourbon Street conflict leaves two in hospital
Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010Kari Dequine, Times Picayune
New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of two men on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning. Both men, a 23-year-old from Baton Rouge and a 39-year-old from New Orleans, were transported to a local hospital and are listed in stable condition.
According to authorities, just after midnight in the 500 block of Bourbon Street, the 23-year-old man encountered a man with whom he had an earlier altercation in Baton Rogue.
In an interview with the 23-year-old victim's family, investigators learned that he had been shot by the same suspect while in Baton Rouge, though the exact date and nature of the previous injury is unknown.
Investigators reported that when the 23-year-old saw the suspect, described as a man approximately 17 years old, he was shot in the abdomen without provocation. The 39-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The relationship between the two victims is unknown at this time.
Police officers, NOPD spokeswoman Shereese Harper said, were just feet from the location when they heard gunshots, and were at the scene of the shooting within seconds. The area was immediately sealed off, but later the block was reopened to patrons on the busy Bayou Classic night.
The suspect, however, was not apprehended, and police are still looking for the man who is believed to be from the Baton Rogue area. He is described by police as being 5' 5", 120 pounds with a dark complexion and a "very low and even haircut." He was wearing a blue pullover hooded sweatshirt with black pants.
Thank you all for your prayers and support as we continue to

Friday, November 26, 2010

Recent Testimonial Letter Received in the Mail

(Picture of Kayla ministering on Bourbon for illustration)
Raven Ministries,
This last week while attending a convention in New Orleans, I decided to visit the French Quarter. Although I was shocked by what I saw - I was also temptied to participate... until I came upon the Raven Group. In particular I was touched by the power of Kayla's words, her courage, and the strenght of her faith. It brought tears to my eyes. After she finished I thanked her and went back to my hotel in peace!
I again want to express my thanks...
Alexandria, Virginia

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The reason we GO where we GO...

Romans 15:20-21 declares,
"And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel,
not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation, but as it is written:
To whom He was not announced, they shall see;
And those who have not heard shall understand."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary! 24 years and counting...

In 1984 while a junior at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas - I first saw this beautiful sophomore walking down the hallway. I wasted little time asking this girl out . . . and the rest is history!
It was November 15, 1986 when two 19 year olds stood before our pastor [Bobby Tow] and exchanged vows to one another and the Lord Jesus Christ - pledging our lives to Him and our fidelity and commitment to one another. That was TWENTY-FOUR years ago and I must say that I cannot thank the Lord Jesus enough for the tremendous blessing that He entrusted me with.
Many people made predictions about our marriage and our future: "They won't last a year...", "They are too young...", and some good ones as well, "God is going to bless and use you both mightily...", "You guys are PERFECT for one another...". I praise the Lord Jesus that our marriage was not built upon the predictions of man but rather upon the promises of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Monday, November 15, 2010




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Thank you all who prayed for us during the VooDoo Fest 2010 Outreach here in New Orleans. Your prayers were very much felt in the midst of one of the biggest battlegrounds that we will face in this Nation: Rebellion & Revelry join forces with Darkness & Debauchery.

Last year's VooDoo Fest outreach may have benn the most intense outreach atmosphere that I have encountered in all of my years of ministry. The oppression and all out opposition from the adversary was unprecedented. This year - the prayers and the months of fasting were the difference makers! While we obviously encountered opposition and oppression - it was nowhere to the degree that we faced in 2009. PRAYER changes THINGS!

We were blessed to have some great friends come in to help from around the country: Aaron Frazier and Troy Morris made the 600 mile drive from Daytona to lend a hand. These guys are amazing witnesses for JESUS. In addition, Pastor Rusty Watson and Pastor Troy Gartner of Beech Grove Fellowship [Shepherdsville, Kentucky] came. It is always a pleasure and a great help to have these seasoned [and anointed] leaders come into the city. The State of Kentucky was actually well represented at the outreach as Bro. James Beams, his wife Michelle and their friend Ms. Bobbi came and brought a team of young people that dove into the midst and went after souls for JESUS.

Some great brothers also came from the surrounding area: CJ,Chris and Brandon - students at World Evangelism Bible College & Seminary [Baton Rouge] drove in and helped on one of our toughest nights.

One thing - I was cited by the New Orleans' Police for "Disturbing the Peace" as our team preached! What was interesting is that I wasn't preaching and they gave me the ticket -- yet the preaching NEVER ceased!

UPDATE REGARDING CITATION: We contacted the Alliance Defense Fund (A Christian Legal Organization) and they offered to take on our case against the NOPD. I told them that I would go to the Municipal Court and get the required information. When I went to the court house - they decided to drop the charges and stamped my ticket as such! Praise JESUS for a victory for proclaiming the GOSPEL!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Homosexual getting set free!

‎[VooDoo Fest 2010] Team praying with a young man that desired to be set free from homosexuality. A woman [on assignment from Satan] comes by as we are praying and pours her drink all over us.

Pastor Jamie Sanders Preaches during VooDoo Fest 2010

Kayla Bohn - VooDoo Fest 2010 [New Orleans]