It happened again last week. Someone said I look like Perry Stone.
This time it was an older gentleman at the gym I frequent who said, “When I saw you on that elliptical machine the other day, I thought you were Perry Stone.”
You might be thinking–who is Perry Stone?
According to his website (www.voe.org), Stone is “a fourth generation minister of the gospel, directs one of America’s fastest growing ministries – Voice of Evangelism. From its 70,000 square foot International Ministry Center, Voice of Evangelism is striving to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ through revivals, television, audio/video media, printed material and missionary sponsorship.”
You may have seen him on television like me, possibly preaching/teaching using some kind of prop. You may have seen him on the cover of one of his books. You may have seen him preaching revival services near you.
Or you may have seen him at Waffle House. He lives in Cleveland, TN and since everyone I know from there likes Waffle House, I’m assuming he eats there sometimes, too.
But I’m no Perry Stone.
We are different ages; he’s in his fifties and I just look like I’m in my fifties. I’m really just a couple of weeks away from being thirty-six.
We have different ministries; he does mostly revivals and prophecy teaching and I am a pastor.
We have different levels of fame; he is very well-known in some circles and I know how to draw a circle.
We have different beliefs about certain theological issues.
I’m no Perry Stone. And that’s okay.
I am me–adopted by the Father through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I’m no Perry Stone; I am Matt Cannon–child of God.
Who do people say you look like? Who else do you think I look like (besides Matthew McConaughey?)