Miracles in Manhattan: Stories of Hope and Faith From The Heart of New York City
Out of the ashes of September 11, 2001, unique miracles in the lives of New Yorkers began to unfold...
People shocked by the terrorist attacks were now drawn to an "off-Broadway" theatre in Times Square, where fears and addictions were broken, and minds and hearts were put back together again. A church was started with just a handful of believers, resulting in one changed life after another, with stories growing into the hundreds, then thousands.
Miracles in Manhattan shares the story of those who came through real-life desperation, despair, and hopelessness, to find transformed lives of meaning and purpose, with an impact felt around the world.
For more than 25 years, Ron Lewis has been a leader and innovator in Christian ministry, planting churches, pastoring, funding projects for orphans, serving persecuted churches, and raising up a generation of young people to further God’s kingdom. His unique ability to connect vision with action has resulted in dozens of initiatives that have helped lives, and shaping churches worldwide.
Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ron helped establish a campus ministry that grew into a diverse, multi-site congregation, King’s Park International Church. Immediately following 9/11, with the help of Every Nation Churches, Ron co-founded a dynamic, growing church in New York City (Every Nation New York) The church is reaching the greater metropolitan area of New York City with five sites and extending into New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Ron has helped start more than 100 churches in the United States and multiple nations around the world; most all are known for being multi-ethnic. Ron has founded numerous ministries and organizations including Jordan Lewis Missions, the award-winning Youth Life Foundation of the Triangle, and more. Ron is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and received his theological training from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of Standing on the Word, Answering the Call, and contributed to Living the Second Mile Life which was edited by Bill Bright as his last book.
Ron resides in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and New York City, with his wife Lynette Lewis who is an inspirational speaker, business consultant, and author of Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos and Remember the Roses. Ron and Lynette frequently travel and minister together in churches, conferences, and with leadership teams. They have four sons, twin daughters, three beautiful daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.