A few months before starting Valley View I had lunch with a professor at Eastern University named Jim Engel. Jim had gained some notoriety for a book he had written on evangelism called What's Gone Wrong with the Harvest?
In his book on evangelism called Just Walk Across the Room, Bill Hybels tells the story about a lunch he had with an African-American Muslim man in a southern city.
"Mom, where's Timmy?" "He's gone to be with the Lord."
"No silly! He and his family have moved to Bubble Creek Canyon."