Rejected. Broke. Unsuccessful. These are not words one associate with a pastor whose church has more than 3,000 members and whose services and podcast are viewed online by more than 200,000 people in nearly 100 nations each week. But Pastor Kent Christmas has lived these words. Jobless, near penniless, and nearly killed, on more than one occasion . . . yet ever laboring to become all that God would have him to be. This was Kent’s story.

But God . . .

God uses broken people with broken hearts and lives to bring healing and salvation to a broken world. In Turning Sorrow Into Joy, you will learn how God took Kent from floundering small-town preacher to world-renowned pastor, from brokenness to healing, from adversity to blessing, and from despair to victory. For Kent, God truly did restore the years that the locust had eaten (Joel 2:25).

Are you struggling to fulfill what you believe to be God’s purpose for your life but can’t seem to gain any traction? Is your story one of heartache, betrayal, rejection, and struggle, and you fear that your past will be your future? Kent Christmas has been there, yet he triumphed against all odds.

And so can you.

Kent’s story didn’t end where it began. Read it and be encouraged. God has a plan for you. He will fulfill it in His time.

About the author(s)

Kent Christmas is the founding pastor of Regeneration Nashville in Nashville, TN, and Regeneration Nations, an organization for those in ministry to find fellowship, encouragement, fresh vision, equipping, and strength. He has been in full-time ministry for over fifty years, traveling extensively across the United States and abroad. 

Kent’s rise to national and international prominence came following a prophetic word he released at The Return in the fall of 2020 that went viral. His passion is to strengthen the local church body to be effective in spiritual growth, community impact, prayer, and prophetic understanding. He is a man of great faith and carries an anointing to preach the word with the demonstration of apostolic power. 

Kent and his wife Candy have been married for thirty-four years and are blessed with two sons, a daughter, and five beautiful grandchildren. 

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