ARMOR BEARER/HEAD OF INTERCESSION
I was born and raised in Massachusetts and have one son, who is now a young adult. I was raised in the Catholic church and then my mother brought my brother and I to an Assemblies of God church when I was about 9 years old. I gave my life to Jesus at the age of 10. My relationship with Him started out in fear, the fire and brimstone beginning. From the very beginning, He drew me to Himself and continues to do so. My father soon joined us at Leominster Assembly of God and our family became very involved in the church. I was very much a part of the youth group- on the Bible Quiz team, street evangelism, drama team and youth choir. I also helped out in the nursery, early childhood Sunday school class and the nursing home ministry with my father.
After a traumatic experience in the church, I went into a rebellious time, in my late teen years. Yet, I always knew He was near, never giving up on me and waiting patiently for me to call out to Him. When I came back to Him, I felt His love and mercy strongly. I left Leominster Assembly of God and began going to Faith Worship Center, in Pepperell, with my 'youth leaders' Daryl and Linda Nicolet, who are the founders/pastors. For the next 15 years, I grew in the Lord and worshiped and served Him there, in the childrens' ministry, while my son was growing up. During this time, my world was shaken as I lost both of my parents to cancer and my marriage crumbled. However, this is also the time that He changed my relationship with Him and caused me to fall deeply in love and intimacy with Him. My relationship with the Lord was no longer on the foundation of fear but of His deep, passionate and extravagant love for me. The more I go through in life, the more I cling to Him and He continues to transform me into the likeness of His image. When I watch the things He does for me and in my life, I continue to be in awe of Him at the power of His tranforming love. As I cling to the Rock, Jesus, He continually solidifies my relationship with Him.
In 2004, I visited Hillsong Church, in Australia, and had an awesome experience with the Lord and my life has been changed. He has given me such a heart and a love for the people of Australia. Upon returning from Australia, I met Eagle and Dove Ministries and began my walk with them for 8 years of my journey with the Lord. I grew in deeper intimacy and fellowship with Him and bringing the arts, which is in my DNA, into my place of worship to Him. To love and adore Him with the very core of my being and all that He has made me to be - a worshiper of Him. My painting, writing and guitar have become my weapons of warfare. He continually teaches me to rest in Him and His presence and peace, even when the waves of the storms around me are fierce.
My desire is to see people have a desire for a more passionate relationship with Jesus, the One True God. To experience our ever living God in a deeper and more profound way. To completely know that we are absolutely loved and adored extravagantly by our Father and to respond back to Him by loving and adoring Him extravagantly. To grow in a more intimate relationship with Him and know Him for who He is and become who He has made us to be. To bring glory to the Name above all names.
LINDA LOCKHART, ARMOR BEARER/INTERCESSOR
Linda has been a long time friend to me for 10 plus years. I have always known her to be a woman of very deep faith with a sincere heart without guile. She has developed a dynamic and strong relationship with Messiah and is very humble unto Him and serving wherever He has her. She walks in much authority and maturity in Him. She has been blessed with many gifts.
Tried and tested true through many extremely difficult fires and has passed every test coming through as pure refined gold, as Abba sees the reflection of His Son when He looks upon her. Strong in discernment and seer anointing she knows how to battle in spiritual warfare like no other.
She lives to bring honor and glory to God and shows it in all that she does and all that she is. Linda worships Him in spirit and in truth, which according to the Word of God is the way a believer must worship Him.
Linda works within the Apostolic Five Fold Pre-denominational First Century Faith, in that she knows the Word, Yeshua, that He established the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor & Teacher and that these offices are ongoing today to build that church of Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, as they are the foundation to the Church, and He is the Cornerstone.
Many anointed mantles form Messiah are placed upon her and she walks with Him in all grace and humility.
I am so honored to have her joining this ministry as Intercessor and Armor Bearer.
GLORY GLORY GLORY!