A Call to the Heart is the preaching and teaching ministry of Pastor Lee Shipp. The purpose of A Call to the Heart Ministry is to reach the scattered sheep of Ezekiel 34:6. One of the primary calls upon Pastor Shipp’s  life is to encourage other pastors and the Body of Christ throughout the world, to exhort them in their faith and to compel them in their love toward God. Through this we have witnessed multitudes baptized in the Holy Ghost, healed, saved, delivered, and desiring to continue as good soldiers of Jesus Christ. This ministry is reaching into the lives of the very young to the oldest among us. Ezekiel 34:15-16 shows the heart of God for these sheep. “I will feed my flock and I will lead them to rest…I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick.”




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Media Access

At present, A Call to the Heart consists of podcasts, video streaming, radio broadcasts and the distribution of sermon CD’s, books, and teaching materials. We currently broadcast on KELB, 100.5 FM, Lake Charles, LA, 11:00 pm Monday.


We are VIDEO STREAMING LIVE on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings on this site . Archived Sermons can also be accessed on this website. Our apple podcast can be accessed under First New Testament Church and through this site.



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Books & Materials

To order any of  following books/materials, contact Sylvia Murphy at (225)293-2222 or email ctoh@fntchurch.org

Satan is Counting on You – Escaping the Lure of Carnal Warfare


Believers can be carnal and Satan is counting on us to kill one another with the letter of God’s Word in order to exact just condemnation upon the sinners. Feverishly, Satan is working through gossipers, slanderers, brawlers, and evil

men to cause division, hate, fear, and suspicion in the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit will never divide His Body or bring condemnation against His saints. Whenever this happens it is always Satan…We do not have to play by Satan’s rules.

We do not have to be carnal and fall into his strategies. We can be mighty through God. We can arm ourselves with spiritual weapons that will devastate the enemy’s strategies. Through us, Jesus can continue to defame and humiliate Satan. The weapons of our warfare are spiritual and not carnal. The motive is love and not hate. The method is sacrifice and not destruction.



        This book is also available on Amazon.com


Abused by Religion – Healed by the Church  

Nothing has caused more destruction, horror, war, death, and brutality than religion. Religious barbarianism has devastated the planet by the conflict of men who are adamant to reproduce God in their own image and demand that their idea of God is the only correct one. Sadly, this brutality is not only seen between rival religious groups, but also within the same faith by those beasts who have no regard for God or His glory, only their own! The slaughter of brothers and sisters…is justified by their own idea of glory. This abuse has run rampant in the house of God, but be sure, it is not the Spirit of our Lord!  Totalitarian rulers with convictions boldly serve as God’s holy emissaries demolishing multitudes…seeking to rob them of the liberty that abounds through Christ! These totalitarian rulers have wielded two of the most powerful weapons known to man: The Bible and God, in an effort to imprison men in their fear so they might manipulate men for their advantage! The result: multitudes have left the church and are not coming back. “There is no cause for a man seeking Christ to be that wrecked. No justification for it whatsoever.”


         This book is also available on Amazon.com


Why Live This Way When You Don’t Have To? Breaking Strongholds

Are you a “What If” kind of person? Do you forfeit your future because of sins of your past? Are your plans frequently hindered and it seems that everything is going against you? Is it possible that your enemy has

developed strongholds from which he launches effective attacks?


You may have strongholds if: criticism wrecks you, you cannot bear to face certain individuals,

you are so tired of living for people’s acceptance, but you cannot stop, you cannot escape the pain of rejection, abuse, or betrayal, you cannot hope. Your dreams go unfulfilled, suffering people around you never seem to get better.


What has taken Satan years to build, Jesus can demolish in a moment! Freedom waits for your call! This is not a wishful thinking book – it is proven true in innumerable lives that have been transformed by the power of God. 


        This book is also available on Amazon.com



Even Now: The Resurrection of Your Hopes and Dreams

How many times have people considered God’s “absence” as God’s failure to care about them? As Martha, can you remove the self-imposed barriers barring you from God’s ordained destiny? What is it that has sealed your fate or robbed you of your dreams? Can you roll it away?


This book will show you how God can take you past the most dreadful issues of your life: the loss of hope, the devastation of sin, the paralysis of raw emotions, the aching suspicions of God’s faithfulness and love. This book will encourage you to roll your stones away so God may resurrect your buried dreams and hopes! An “Even Now” moment is any tragedy or circumstance that makes you feel hopeless, those times when visions have slipped away and dreams become nightmares. With every emotional pain and confusion stretched to its limit, with every reason not to have faith, with Lazarus’ corpse decaying in the tomb, Martha said to Jesus, “Even Now, whatever you ask the Father He will give that to you.”


This book is also available on Amazon.com.


He Never Turned Anyone Away: The Hospitality of Jesus Christ

By human measurements, religion has set standards regarding spiritual status and significance which most people sitting in our congregations will never attain. One of those measurements is that a Man of God must be in full-time ministry, such as a pastor or evangelist. Such a standard is disastrous and discouraging because most believers will never be called to an office in the Body of Christ. Most Christians will live their entire lives having never raised the dead. Most will never walk on water. Most will never speak to a large crowd of people. Most will never see thousands of people come to Christ as a result of their preaching ministry. However, anybody can do the things that please God: Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, ministering to the needy, and preaching the gospel to the poor. What an impact. You don’t need the elaborate, you need the common.






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Our Support

A Call to the Heart is supported by the free will offerings of listeners, pulpit series members, and others ministered to through the messages and books.


Pulpit Series

A Call to the Heart invites you to become a Pulpit Series member. For supporting this ministry with a free will offering, pulpit series members receive a monthly CD, a newsletter, and other materials from time to time. We also offer the opportunity to partner with us in prayer for mission trips and conferences.


If you are interested in becoming a Pulpit Series member, contact Sylvia Murphy at (225)293-2222 or ctoh@fntchurch.org



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Conferences & Meetings

God continues to open doors all over the world. Pastor Shipp holds several pastors and leaders conferences as well as evangelistic meetings throughout the year. We have seen countless pastors, and the Body of Christ, encouraged, strengthened and filled with the Holy Ghost through the moving of God’s Spirit and the anointing of His Word. Please keep these meetings in your prayers.


Upcoming Schedule Coming Soon



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