Better Business Blessings Conference
Are you an entrepreneur? Or a "wanta"preneur? We are excited to have business leaders Ray and Deborah Larson with us on November 8-9 at Sonrise. Mark it on your calendar.
Raymond Larson came to faith in Jesus Christ at age 15. Within months of his radical conversion to the Kingdom of God, he was teaching and preaching. His passionate heart for prayer, soul-winning, and equipping believers opened doors of ministry in his local city and throughout the nation.
In the 80’s Raymond launched a young adult and singles group that saw hundreds come to life in Jesus and over 1500 worshipping on Monday nights in Sacramento. In March of 1984, Raymond was invited to become the lead pastor of a small church in Redding California. Over the next 11 years, thousands came to know Jesus Christ and under his leadership, Bethel Church built their current location on a strategic hill in the north part of Redding.
Raymond left pastoring in 1995 and began to develop businesses to fund Kingdom enterprise and ministry. While growing business he also grew men and women to impact the marketplace for Jesus Christ.
Today, Raymond and his wife Deborah live and do business in Reno, Nevada. In the last two years, they have launched a church called the Gathering. In that community of believers, there is a radical heart for worship, prayer, soul-winning, and discipleship. This spiritual community is full and men and women building companies and creative ideas to win souls, grow resources for outreach and ministry. God is releasing His creative ideas into the hearts of His people to prosper them but more importantly, as an attraction to our nation to discover life in Jesus Christ.
Raymond’s humorous yet penetrating speaking style is used to allow the Holy Spirit to capture the attention of the listener to their call to fulfill their purpose and destiny. Raymond and his wife are the authors of the book, SHIFT: The Transfer of Wealth where they share the principles the Father employs for wealth transfer in our day and how that was first demonstrated in Redding California and continues to this day. The Father wants to entrust to this generation of Christ-followers the “wisdom to obtain wealth”, the passion for awakening, and a deep heart for the Father and His purposes.
Deborah, from an early age, possessed a warm, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Her ability to hear God’s. voice and understand what God was doing or what about to do comes from the quality time she spends worshipping God. In her own private time, she worships The Father and enjoys deep conversations with the God she loves and adores.
Deborah, although professionally trained as a nurse, has significant success as a business owner and entrepreneur. From owning and running a dental practice to owning and operating an “educational toy store to caring for families as an “organ donor” specialist Deborah has great experience coupled with deep compassion.
It was not on Deborah’s radar early in her life that the Lord would call her to speak, write, counsel and most of certainly not pastor a group of people in any formal setting. Those gifts and purposes have emerged in the last decade and a half of her life. Deborah, besides lead pastoring alongside her husband Raymond, her teachings are bringing change and impact to lives in Reno, Nevada and beyond. Adding this direct spiritual leadership to her storied business practices had led Deborah full circle back into even more radical dependence on God and a deeper love for the Father’s presence. Her passion to see Christ follower’s experience His deep love and fulfill what has been planned for them before the foundation of the World.