Meet Pastor Narain
I was born in what was formerly British Guyana, in South America. Guyana has the distinction of being the only English speaking country in that continent.
I gave my heart to the Lord as a child. I loved the Word and was could not get enough of it. I also enjoyed going to church and being in the presence of God. My Mom was, and still is a Pentecostal Christian and my father was of the Anglican Faith. As a result of this, I was exposed to both ways of worshiping God. I was drawn to the Pentecostal movement, and though I served in the Anglican Church, I could not wait for Mass to be over to get on my bicycle and ride over to the Pentecostal church. I enjoyed it more there because everything was alive and animated.
My parents decided to migrate to the United States in 1968, but I did not want to leave. I wanted to remain in Guyana in the service of the Lord. I desperately waited for a sign from God to avoid leaving, but none was received. Upon arriving to America, Brooklyn New York, I could not find the spirituality that I had left behind in Guyana. I eventually strayed back into the world and remained there for decades.
I later met my wife, Ruperta Y. Price, who was in the United States pursuing her education. As we were dating, I discovered that she had all the qualities and conviction of a woman that was not just suited to be a good wife, but also to be a godly mother. We had very much in common. I was confident that she would teach our children as we were taught, passing on Godly values and principles that we were both raised with. Somehow I understood that I was choosing for more than myself.
While I was running from God, my wife was running to and with God. I had decided that I would not go back to God until I was ready to live a life that was totally committed to Him. I did not want to be like many Christians who lived double lives, believing they could fool God, when in-fact they are only fooling themselves. Needless to say, I was almost killed on several occasions during my days on the run. The enemy was trying to destroy me. During that Time I still attended church, though not very often. I also did not loose my respect or hunger for the Word of God. I used to watch Church on TV and listen on the radio. In my back-slidden state, the same love for the Word of God and the reverential fear of Him, caused me to enroll in Calvary Evangelistic Bible Institute in Brooklyn New York, from where I graduated.
Finally, I realized that the enemy was using my desire to live holy unto God, to keep me from recommitting my life to Him. One day while I was feasting in the “Pig Pen of Sin”, I came to my senses, rose up, and returned to God just as I was. I could not change myself then surrender to God. I had to first surrender, and let Him change me. God accepted me back, forgave me and establish me.
I began to attend church regularly and consistently stayed in the Word. I also took up my roll as Priest of the home, and began the long journey to sanctification and godly living. I felt the Call of God on my life to go into Ministry, but I never wanted the responsibility that comes with being a pastor. Even before I recommitted my life to God, I was always told that I would preach the Gospel. Strangers saw something in me that I was ignoring.
One day my Pastor asked me to bring a word to the church. “Who me, I responded”? Then I remembered the promised I made to God, that if He opened a door I would walk through it. And, as the saying goes, the rest is history.
After numerous prophetic Word, the Leading of the Holy Spirit and much Prayer and Fasting; on June 1, 2002, Last Cry Ministries International was birthed. On opening day this prophetic Word from the book of Isaiah 43: 18-19 and 21 came forth 4 times during the service. “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise”.
Last Cry Ministries International is a Seventh Day Pentecostal Church. This was indeed new to us, as we had always worshiped God on Sundays. God has been faithful in keeping his Word to us. We see and experience His goodness and mercies every day. We continue to honor and serve God, on the day that He reminds us not to forget. “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy”. Exodus 20: 8.
My wife and me, have been married for 36 years, and are the blessed parents of three great sons. God has also blessed us with 3 daughters-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter, thus far.
Through the church’s outreach Ministry (Bread for the Body and Food for the Soul) we touch lives in the community as did our Savior Jesus Christ.
I am always ready to answer my Master’s call. Where he leads me I will follow.