By Ken Blue
Unobserved, and of no interest to those who never knew,
That eternal business was discussed on Forty-Fourth Avenue.
A little band that prayed for land, the year of seventy-two,
Gave God a reason, it was the season to trust and to do.
The owners replied, and we complied, with witnesses: two.
What began continues the plan, on Forty-Fourth Avenue.
Sacrifice, a will to work, visions Satan could not subdue;
The little band that stood on the land, into the hundreds grew.
Every Sunday, from far and near, visitors come two by two.
At invitation time, you will find sinners who say, “I do”.
Hundreds surrendered to serve at home, and some across the blue.
The question is, would you respond, “Here I am”, if He called you?
Miracles persist at Open Door, as we stay faithful and true.
Windows of heaven remain open, on Forty-Fourth Avenue.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.