The year was 2007. After 22 years of on-the-road evangelistic ministry, Bishop Tommy Drumm and family were preparing to preach at a grand opening celebration of what was supposed to be their next stage in life: pastoring a local congregation in a flourishing community. Two hours before that celebration, life did change, but in a very unexpected way.
While dressing for the nights events, Bishop Drumm began experiencing a headache. He mentioned it to his wife, Karen, and then passed out. Once in the emergency room, they found out he had a bleed on the brain. Within a week’s time Bishop Drumm went through two brain surgeries; once the second surgery took place, the doctors presented the family with no hope. It was announced that the accomplished singer, piano player, song writer and preacher would be a vegetable for the rest of his life. He would never walk, talk, or sing again. The family chose to approach the situation, however, very differently. Instead of mourning the loss of who they knew as husband and father, they chose to stand in faith, knowing that God had other plans – because He had called them to a local pastorate. God had called them to love people, help families, and make a difference in their community. Determination had set in and they were going to fight for his life – through prayer and faith, they stood knowing that God was going to perform a miracle. Perform, he did – what happened next has astounded doctors.
Bishop Drumm woke up. He began talking about heaven and the things he saw and felt. He began to slowly gain his life back. Eventually he was able to go through physical therapy to learn how to walk and talk again. His progression was astonishing; and for five years the Drumms watched the miracle they believed for, unfold before their very eyes. Today, the only testament to this journey is a scar on the scalp and boxes full of medical records. Yet the Drumms will never be the same again.
God has changed their lives and now they are ready to use their experiences to minister to others. At 10:30 a.m. March 3, and 7:00 p.m March 6-8, 2013, we invite you to join us in the Grand Opening celebration of The Sanctuary, located at 3522 Sam Rayburn Highway in Melissa (the vitamin shop). The Sanctuary has a multi-cultural, multi-generational body of believers that offer “REAL healing for REAL hurts; REAL answers to REAL problems; and a REAL God for REAL people.” We long to impact the Melissa community and surrounding areas through family restoration; seeing lives changed, broken people healed, and wounded hearts mended. The Sanctuary is a safe place to learn, to love, and to live freely. A place that knows firsthand – with God, ALL things are possible.