A Pastors Heart

One Conversion and 3 Awakenings

I’ve had one conversion and three awakenings that have radically shaped my life. I’m not saying I was saved three times...I was saved once, followed by three great awakenings.

CONVERSION: Jesus radically saved me in June 1981 while attending a Fellowship of Christians Athletes camp just before my senior year of high school. I’ve never been the same since! I immediately started sharing Christ and launched new Bible studies at home and school. My world was turned upside down for Jesus! I sensed a call into the ministry! Here I am today, serving in full-time ministry for 34 years...all because of what happened that June day!

AWAKENING #1 In February of 2008 my beautiful bride Mary Anne and I were on a prayer walk at 12:30am when God spoke to me that He wanted His City (Austin, TX) covered in 24/7 prayer by churches each adopting one 24 hour day of prayer every month. That concept turned into the Austin area prayer movement called Unceasing Prayer. In the nation it’s known as America Prays. Around the world this movement is called World Prays. It’s astounding what God does through one little (or huge) word He speaks to us! Makes me want to keep listening.


AWAKENING #2 Shortly after the prayer awakening came awakening number two: The Pro-life awakening. I’d always been pro-life, but passively pro-life. Watching some area Christians praying in front of a local abortion clinic moved me to no end. Soon we were out praying there too. An unlikely spot to pray and love. Soon women who had endured the trauma of abortion began being healed. A local Save One abortion recovery process was launched in our church. We’ve seen lives healed. All because some Christians were praying in an unlikely spot.

AWAKENING #3 I’ve always hated racism, but more passively than actively. Recently Jesus told me that the prayer movement would be a key part in seeing racial walls come down. The last few weeks I’ve been on a crash course reading two Martin Luther King, Jr. books and one about the slave turned statesman named Fredrick Douglas. I’ve recently joined two citywide groups of leaders that are working to end racism in ATX and to bring John 17 unity to our city. All because God said, get busy working to see My church become one!

- Trey Kent

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