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THURSDAY, MAR 24, 2005  |  3 comments
Minister Uses Tattoos to Talk About Jesus
A Michigan minister is using his 150 hours' worth of body art to make a statement of faith. Known as "Pastor Freak," Steve Bensinger, 44, senior pastor of Come As You Are Church (CAYAC) in Kalamazoo, said the tattoos, which all have biblical themes, have helped him reach more than 2,000 people with the gospel since 1997 when he founded CAYAC. He also believes they have helped make Christianity more accessible to nonbelievers.

"We accept people for who they are and get to know them," Bensinger, who pastors the church with his wife of 22 years, Betty, told "Charisma" magazine in the April issue, out now. The full article on Pastor Freak can be found in the magazine.

"Telling and showing them a positive side of who God is based on the Word of God. Then when we say we love them, we really mean it," he added.

At 6 feet, 1 inch and 290 pounds, Bensinger is formidable even without his Mohawk, facial ...


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News Item3/25/05 11:19 AM
msc  
Chris, I'm in Michigan as well....haven't seen a pastor like this. I don't think it's the norm, but at this time of year (we still have snow), tatoos don't stand out much. .
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News Item3/25/05 10:03 AM
Chris M | Australia  
Walt, is this tatooed turkey your pastor? Just noticed he was from Michigan, maybe this is the norm up there.....?

Ha ha; Ok - don't get mad now Walt, only gagging :-)

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News Item3/25/05 9:25 AM
Engineer | USA  
http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/intro.html

A Christian Response to the Tattoo. An examination of the tattoo in the light of the Word of God and history. Documented information clearly revealing the satanic origin and serious danger of the tattoo.MUST READING ...this is a COMPLETE biblical overview of tattoos.
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