Hello. Thanks for visiting Torah Perspective. I’m Banner Kidd. I’m an elder at Messiah Fellowship, in Howe, Indiana, where I also serve as a member of the worship team. I live in Stroh, Indiana. My wife, Karen, and I have are the parents of four children. Our daughters are grown, and our only son still lives at home with us.
Our family has been attending the same local fellowship since August of 1993. In 1993 the fellowship was knows and Maranatha Christian Fellowship. As situations changed we have undergone two name changes, becoming Calvary Christian Fellowship, as a result of our ties to the Calvary Chapel movement our of Costa Mesa, California, and now we are known as Messiah Fellowship.
Our change to Messiah Fellowship was as a result of waking up to the Truth that the Torah of Yahweh, as given to Moses, still applies to those who are saved by grace, through faith, in the Messiah Yeshua, known as Jesus by Traditional Christianity. I sometimes use Jesus, but only because some who are not familiar with His real given name might be confused. Yeshua means “Yah (God) is salvation.”
My “tent-making” profession is in the music industry. I’ve played guitar, and primarily bass guitar, since I was in junior high school. I’ve played professionally, in nightclubs and in concerts, for many years, until I became born again on November 23rd, 1987.
I spent 5 years in the financial-insurance industry before coming the realization that I wasn’t cut out for that profession. In 1993 I became involved with Sweetwater Sound, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I worked as a part of their production team until 1997, when I left to pursue free-lance music and video production. In 2000 I left the business I had co-founded, BPG 1000 Hills, and went full time into Christian radio management.
I served as manager for a trio of full power radio stations, with attached translators serving Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan until 2007. When my eyes were opened to the Truth of Torah, and began walking in and proclaiming it, my radio management job was no longer viable for me. I left at that time and returned to Sweetwater Productions, as a music producer, songwriter, and head of artist-client relations.
I began writing Torah Perspective in August of 2005. The goal of Torah Perspective remains the same today as it did in the beginning; to cause those who read it to think. My prayer is that those who read will be bold enough to lay down their per-conceived notions, based on traditional thought, and read the Scripture for what the True God really said, in context with the entirety of the Holy Scriptures. My prayer is that those who have ears to hear will hear what the Spirit is saying. And He isn’t saying anything different to those of us who are disciples of the risen Messiah than He did to Moses on the mountain.
I welcome your comments and questions, and thank you for reading. Come back often.