by Cheryl B. Edwards
Greg Musselman is no stranger to broadcasting; he spent 40 years in that field. God had a plan for Musselman as he transitioned from sportscasting into Christian broadcasting ministry. He felt a strong call to ministry and desired to work at 100 Huntley Street. At the time, he was new in his faith, and needed grounding. Musselman studied at Northwestern Bible College (now known as Vanguard College) for three years. Musselman shares that back in high school he was always nervous to speak in public. So, to overcome his shyness, he would memorize the news to develop his confidence. “We plan, but God orders our steps,” he says. God always goes before us and makes every crooked path straight as Musselman’s path went through training first, going to bible college for the foundation, pastoral work to learn teaching and 100 Huntley Street to form his pastoral role.
“Who will answer the call?”
Musselman has played an integral role in the Voice of Martyrs Canada, with a mission to glorify God through service to the persecuted Church around the world; according to Hebrews 13:3, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
“It’s all about building and growth,” he says. The goal for the Voice of the Martyrs is to help strengthen and encourage the church. Martyrs are being persecuted for the sake of Christ, even in Canada persecution can be found in the workplace through discrimination or the mocking of one’s beliefs.
“Although Christians are being persecuted, it’s all about God’s kingdom, His people and having the privilege to serve” says Musselman. For Christians, it is important to be doing the work of evangelism, impacting lives through the uncompromising word of the gospel. Musselman has heeded the call on his life to preach the gospel, to provide pastoral training, and to help supply resources, like food, especially to those who are without due to the pandemic.
Musselman has served in South Sudan and Ethiopia as a preacher, cameraman and reporter. He shares that they were able to raise $100,000 in a village in Colombia for persecuted Christians. Musselman says, “We don’t want to create a dependency, however for widows in Nigeria, Africa, they are supplying them with funds through organizations like Christian Solidarity World-Wide Nigeria, to help them become self-supporting businesses.
Musselman has sought to serve God and his family in local and global communities. I am reminded of Matthew 25:35-40, “for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.’ The disciples asked Jesus when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison and come to You? The King answered, I say to you, since you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
We serve a just God. The battles we face, He will fight for us. God is looking for a people who will declare His word toHhis people. Who will go and deliver His promise to His people? Who will put aside their differences and allow for God’s glory to manifest in all the earth? Who will go? And like the prophet Isaiah who answered “here I am Lord! Send me!”
Let us, as children of the most-high God, rise and take a stand for those who are hopeless, lost, rejected and marginalized, and demonstrate the message of hope.
Who will answer the call?