Chapel Speaker Series Continues with Reverend Chester Palmer
Submitted on February 11, 2020
The spring Chapel Speaker Series continued Tuesday morning with a chapel service focused on the words “sufficient grace.” The featured speaker for the service was Reverend Chester Palmer, Senior Pastor at Faithway Church at Zion Hill, and music was provided by Yolanda Price and Kimberly Mason, along with accompanist Charles Little on piano.
Reverend Palmer has dedicated his life to service, which can mean many different things. He began following Christ from a young age, having grown up in Sadieville, Kentucky, and he was licensed to preach the gospel in 1992. His service extends beyond direct ministry though, as he has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years, retiring as Chief of Police in Stamping Ground, Kentucky in 2012. He continues to work in law enforcement in Scott County.
In his remarks, Reverend Palmer told the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. almost dying after being stabbed at a book signing, the doctors famously stating that if he had sneezed he likely would have died, as the blade was so close to puncturing his aorta. In this story, Reverend Palmer reminded those in attendance to see “God’s sufficient grace.”
“God’s grace is sufficient for you. No matter what your struggles are, no matter what you are dealing with, no matter what you are up against, God’s grace is sufficient for you,” he implored those in attendance.
Bringing an inspiring message of hope, Reverend Palmer prompted students to see God’s sufficient grace in where they are and in where they will go. “Look at where the Lord has brought you from. I look at where He brought me from, and I can see God’s sufficient grace.”
The Chapel Speaker Series continues on February 25th at 11:00 am in John L. Hill Chapel, when GC alumna, Ms. Rosz Akins, an educator in Fayette Public Schools for more than 30 years and Director of Family Life Ministries, Sunday School Teacher, Director of the Women's Ministry, mentor to minister's wives, and Associate Minister at First Baptist Church Bracktown.