Title: The God Story in Ferguson, Missouri
Host: Dr. Josep Peck
Panelist: Pastor Jose Aguayo , Andrew Livermore , and Laura Nieminen
Date: Thursday , September 20, 2018
Time: 4 pm Eastern Time (New York)
Duration: 60 minutes

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Do you ever wish you could change the story being told by the media?

You may remember the famous Ferguson shooting and riots in August 2014, when Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old African American man, was fatally shot by a police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson, in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

This story occupied the national news in America for several months.

But the story that was not told was the God story—how in the midst of the rioting, the looting, and the fires that happened in the early days after Brown’s death—God was on the scene before and after. He was preparing the ground for His glory and for the good of the people there.

The God story hasn’t been told—until NOW!

Even though there is still unrest, a change is taking place.

People are being won to Christ through a very simple tool—friendship—real and authentic friendship shown by people who show up every weekend to show themselves friendly for the cause of Christ, to show the love of Jesus in practical ways.

God is using people like Pastor Jose to reach people in Ferguson who had been hurt by the Church. Frankly, they weren’t interested in what the Church had to say.

They had heard enough, and they weren’t about to darken the doors of a church with their presence. So, God’s presence went after them and it is making a difference.

In this session you will hear stories of HOPE from:

  • Pastor Jose Aguayo, founder of Adopt-a-Block in Ferguson, Missouri
  • Laura Nieminen, Executive Co-Producer: Ferguson: Lights in the Darkness
  • Andrew Livermore, Film Director for Ferguson: Lights in the Darkness

You will learn:

  • How YOU can make a difference in Ferguson, MO and in today’s media for Christ!
  • Why it is vital to tell God’s story of reconciliation that is happening in Ferguson
  • How God is using people just like you to bring restoration and peace through Jesus
  • God’s plan to bring peace to our nation through the love of His people
  • How sacrificing a cup of coffee can produce a life-changing documentary


Pastor Jose Aguayo is the head of Dorea Ministries and following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, started Adopt-a-Block in Ferguson, MO following the model of Tommy Barnett in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Puerto Rico, Pastor Jose lived many years in New York City. He moved to St. Louis to join the Dream Center in St. Louis with Joyce Meyer Ministries. Pastor Jose was trained and certified in Rapid Response Team training through the Billy Graham Association, which prepared him for the ongoing work in Ferguson, MO.

Laura Nieminen is the president of Rising Paragon Productions and the Executive Co-Producer of Ferguson: Lights in the Darkness.

Andrew Livermore is the Creative Director at Alarik Films and the Director of Ferguson: Lights in the Darkness.

Blessings to see and hear the God story!


Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Empowering Dreams
Author, I Was Busy Now I’m Not