Aggressive. Fearless. Unwavering. Loving.
Pastor Jeff Durbin strives to be all of these things and more as he confronts some of the most controversial issues in culture today – and it’s working. He and his ministry are reaching the younger generations on their terms: with powerful live videos, fearless interactions, truth, love and compassion.
Durbin is head of ApologiaRadio.com, and if he hasn’t come across your social feed, give it time, he’ll be there soon. It’s almost impossible to ignore the man the New York Post dubbed an “extremist hipster pastor” after they watched some of his videos out in front of Planned Parenthood.
He is persistently out on the street, waging spiritual battle, interacting with supporters and opponents who have come to expect him. Now they bring cowbells and attempt to drown him out. But Durbin is undeterred, and has even started a website that vows to equip churches to help end abortion now.
“We are at the best time in the history of the Christian church,” Durbin argues. How can he say that when there’s rampant pornography, crisis in Syria, Russia, North Korea, and more chaos around the world?
“Because we are now able to communicate the truth in a way that’s more potent than ever before,” Durbin says. “I believe God saves sinners and He opens people’s eyes. If Christians would just get out there and be about the work of the Gospel, we would see the world transformed through the grace of God.”
Durbin is a fascinating individual, with a striking personal testimony.
After a promising career in martial arts, Durbin hit rock bottom thanks to severe drug abuse. With young children and a wife, the bottom came when Durbin took six tabs of ecstasy and drank a ton of vodka. He was overdosing and near death. He pleaded with God to spare his life, and that’s what happened. But it was a hard road ahead – his water was shut off, he was evicted, his business partner said he wasn’t going to pay him, his car was repossessed, and more.
An incredible story. Listen to the entire interview:
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