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 Winning souls is, essentially, the process of evangelizing or witnessing, which is simply communicating the message of salvation to unbelievers. Jesus Christ told His followers they would be His witnesses to “the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8) and to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), which is the essence of winning souls. As our Father in heaven does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9), all Christians should be eager to heed this call and have a passion for winning souls.

Witnessing, however, is less about what we do for the Lord as it is about what He does through us, and this requires a surrendered heart filled with the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the same Holy Spirit who empowered Christ while He was ministering on earth can empower us as well. First, however, we need to understand our role in building the body of Christ. As the apostle Paul explained to those in Corinth, we are God’s servants who work in unity with one another to produce a harvest. One will plow the soil, another may plant the seed, and another laborer will water it, but only God can make that seed grow (1 Corinthians 3:7). Thus, even though we each may have individual roles, we nonetheless have a unified purpose of winning others to Christ, for which everyone will receive his own reward according to his own labor (1 Corinthians 3:8).

But how can we gain a passion for spreading this good news and winning souls to Christ in these difficult days when there are so many who oppose our work every step of the way? It starts by having Jesus Christ front and center in our own lives. Indeed, our passion for winning souls will increase as our passion for Christ Himself and our walk with Him become stronger. Two of the best ways to strengthen our Christian walk are to read His Word daily and to pray continually. When we fill our hearts and minds with Christ, we can’t help but to have a passion for sharing Him with others.


SOUL PASSION is a new “fellowship group” which is meeting under the direction and pastoral care of Pastor Russ Hobbs.  WE are meeting to discuss our relationship with God and His son Jesus Christ.  WE meet at local restaurants for fellowship, encouragement, spiritual growth and to study God’s Word.

Are you seeking “Spiritual Care and Encouragement?”  Contact us for times and location(s) of our fellowship by contacting Pastor Russ Hobbs at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.



Sometimes you just need to look at life from a different perspective.  Pastor Russ Hobbs is offering a program of pastoral services and consultation to churches and ministries seeking leadership skills and assistance with their ministry development and implementation.

Russ Hobbs is a pastor, professor, counselor, storyteller, author and broadcaster with more than forty-five years assisting churches and ministries to improve their programs and ministries.  Russ noted at a recent congregational gathering that; “It is essential that leaders develop and deepen the character and skills that are required for sound perspective, principle and judgment to excel.”  Rev. Hobbs believes that quality leaders must develop personal and professional skills that include physical, emotions and spiritual attributes.

If you are seeking a program of innovative preaching and Bible teaching, coaching and mentoring, pulpit supply or interim ministries, seminars addressing leadership, emotional and spiritual development, Christian Life themes, Biblical topics that impact your daily life. Spiritual warfare, a speaker for special services or a retreat speaker on spiritual life themes consider Russ Hobbs Soul Passion and Stories That Inspire programs for your church or organization.

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Captain Hawk® Inspirational Stories by Russ Hobbs

           We are voyagers on the sea of life, mariners on a course set for eternity. The waves rise and fall at the command of the skipper of creation. The perils, the pleasures and the opportunities of our journey are treasures that may bring us great wealth or take us to the depths of despair; physically, emotionally and spiritually. On this website you will find the tales and adventures of Russ Hobbs a pastor, writer, storyteller and broadcaster. If the stories that you read help you reflect upon your life journey we would love to hear from you. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it