Michael Wise & Martin Drani – **The Harvest of Immigrants in America**

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

**2 Hour Special**

Pastor Michael Wise

Shepherd of Sonrise International Church

Pastor Martin Drani

Shepherd of Grace Community Church

Pastors Wise and Drani from the Nashville, Tennessee area talk about how the church may be missing out on an awesome opportunity to reach the immigrants right at our own back doors! We have people coming from all over the world escaping persecution, dictators, communism, etc., and who truly want the American Dream that we all take for granted sometimes. They have a heart for the Sudanese as well.  They will encourage the Bride on how to love our neighbors that God is bringing right onto our own soil!


About Pastor Michael Wise:

I was called to serve the LORD at an early age and grew up in a christian home.  This calling was reaffirmed in my teenage years.  In order to pursue this call, I attended a christian school called Lee University and majored in pastoral studies.  Upon graduation, I returned here to Nashville to pursue youth ministry.  After a year of this I went on a short term missions trip to Brazil that shifted everything for me.  I met the woman who is now my wife and was offered to do long term missions in that nation.  Soon after this, my wife Lidia and I were ordained as pastors and also married.  We spent 3 exciting, challenging and life-changing years in Brazil until the LORD began to call us to return to the United States.

In 2005 we came back to this nation and started our church, Sonrise International Church.  Through many battles resulting in great personal growth, we are positioning ourselves to receive a mighty harvest that the Holy Spirit has convinced us will soon be upon us.  A few years ago I started teaching at Emanuel Theological Seminary part time and have since received a Master’s and Doctorate in ministry from that same institution.


About Pastor Martin (Pictured in Middle):

My name is Martin Drani.  I’m an ordained minister by the Sudan Pentecostal Church. (SPC).  I came to the USA in the year 1997.  I came as a refugee, due to political instability which came to an end in 2005. Grandview Christian Church sponsored my resettlement in the USA.

My first city in US was Johnson City, TN. This was a small city but I loved it very much. I  moved to Nashville, TN in 2003 in search for a job and inner city Gospel ministry.  Currently I’m the senior pastor of Grace Community Church based in Nashville, TN.

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