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Becoming a Person of Influence—Partner Testimony

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KCM Partner Becky Haas shares how God has used her in ways she never imagined—all because she made herself available to Him. Discover her path to becoming a person of influence.

Becky Haas doesn’t see herself as extraordinary. She refers to herself as “probably the most ordinary person you would ever meet,” but she admits that the Lord has used her mightily because she is available, willing and lives in THE BLESSING. In a recent five-part KCM video series, Becky shared how the Lord has used her in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

A Partner with KCM, Becky first heard Kenneth and Gloria Copeland teach while attending Rhema Bible School in Broken Arrow, Okla. After finishing her studies in 1979, she returned home to Johnson City, Tenn., where she worked in various positions in her church, in itinerant ministry, in secular jobs and then for East Tennessee State University. When her position at the university ended in 2012, she found herself wondering what the next step would be.

During that season of transition, Becky began watching the “Days of Prosperity” series with Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons on the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast. Using the downloaded notes from those broadcasts, she spent eight months studying what the Word of God says about being a person of influence and standing on Deuteronomy 28: “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you” (verse 8, NKJV).

While she applied for many jobs, the only one that opened up for her was a position with the local police department that focused on crime reduction. She applied and got the job as director even though she had no background in law enforcement. Becky quickly discovered that her area in rural Appalachia was deeply mired in the opioid epidemic.

Becky began to pray for her area, including creative ideas to prevent drug use and how to help those who had been incarcerated reenter society. Specifically, she stood on James 1:5, which says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

She began seeking the Lord for answers to the crisis in her area and making a daily confession based on God’s Word. “Every day, solutions to my city, my state and my nation flow through me,” she said.

Thanks to the leading of the Holy Spirit, Becky created a 12- to 15-month program where parolees could attend each day and learn skills for successful drug recovery and relapse prevention. When the grant for Becky’s program ended, Tennessee’s Department of Corrections learned that the program was saving the state $50-$60 each day per person and had cut re-offenses by more than half. It decided to continue funding the program out of its own budget, and the program continues today.

Becky has gone even further. She began calling on the churches in her area to come together every other month to hear about the needs in the community. The different denominations have united to join with Becky and her team to meet the needs in their community. Whether it’s feeding hungry families, reaching out to abused children, fixing up a homeless shelter, or cleaning up a littered road, Becky and the local churches are being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.

The police chief in her area assigned Becky the task of creating a trauma care center where victims of sexual assault and abuse could find refuge. The vision for the center was to have legal services, health services, mental health services and other services come together, so victims would only have to tell their stories once and then have access to the help they need. Within four years, Becky was able to accomplish that task. Since then, the model has been replicated in other states. 

Becky takes her partnership with Kenneth Copeland Ministries seriously. Through the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast and attending KCM’s meetings, she has learned how to stand on the Word to an even greater degree and to walk in THE BLESSING, applying the spiritual lessons she’s learned to her position in law enforcement and to the programs she has spearheaded. Her testimony is an example of what God can do in and through His people when they stand in faith on His Word and commit to be available for His use. May we all be inspired to be people—believers—of influence, too!