While most of us have heard miraculous redemption stories about people straying away from God and then finding Him again, you haven’t heard a story quite like Jacob McKelvy’s. What makes his story so incredibly unique? McKelvy is the first confirmable satanic leader to be reborn into Christianity.
His testimony is powerful. When he was just a young boy, he lost his sister from a snake bite. After she died, he lost all faith and hope in God.
“I was born and raised Mormon, so I understood [who] Jesus Christ was and what God was and if they took my sister away I was going to go to the dark side,” McKelvy said. “There was a lot of hopelessness and feeling of powerlessness that drew me to this.”
He channeled his anger and rage which sent him on a really destructive path that eventually lead him to become a Luciferian “archon,” or world leader. He would later become the founder of the Greater Church of Lucifer in Texas.
When McKelvy first opened his church doors to the public, Christians both from and outside of the community protested against his church. While there were many people gathered outside the doors to protest the church’s practices and beliefs, Robert Hogan, pastor of Spring First Church, encouraged his congregation to not protest.
“God hasn’t called us to hate these people. He’s called us to love those people,” Hogan said to his congregation.”
Hogan also believed that if he had faith, something good could come out of the situation.
“I just believe that God could break a revival out at that church,” Hogan said.
As McKelvey drove by Hogan’s church, he felt an urgency to go in. McKelvey eventually walked through the doors of Spring First Church and asked to talk with Hogan. After a four hour meeting with the pastor, McKelvy and his wife surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ and were born again. They also renounced their ties to the church.
“We were once covered in darkness and bound to each other in Luciferian covenant,” McKelvy said during a service at Spring First Church in Houston.“We were mired in the shadows of the adversarial influence and knew no love outside of each other. Today I rebuke, denounce and break the satantic covenant by the blood of Jesus.”
McKelvy and his wife were both baptized at the end of the service.
The Greater Church of Lucifer in Old Town Spring Texas has since been shut down. At the time of McKelvy’s exit there were 41 branches worldwide.
Today, McKelvy shares his testimony in church’s nationwide, speaking openly about his journey to prove the power of prayer and the love of God. He hopes that his story will help to inspire others to follow his footsteps.
“I created a church to destroy dogmatic religion and He still loved me. So if He could still love me for me to be here today talking to you than there are no excuses anymore.”