Hannibal True Church hosted Dean Braxton, of Ashburn, Virginia on Sunday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Braxton shared his testimony, which has been featured on the 700 Club and heard around the world with a crowd of people, including several in attendance from Monroe City.
Braxton and his wife, Marilyn, have been sharing their testimony of how Dean died for one hour and 45 minutes and was miraculously prayed back to life. Featured on the 700 Club, Braxton opened the meeting with showing a video of what had happened to him while in the hospital, and the testimony of his doctor, stating, “It is a miracle Braxton is here today, and an even bigger miracle there is nothing wrong with him after being really, really dead for a long time.”
During his experience in Heaven, Braxton felt Jesus was telling him He needed him more here than there. Braxton explained to the crowd it was past peace, sharing he can only describe things it was like, because it’s impossible to find the words to describe Heaven, there is nothing on earth like it. He shared that everyone there is happy with pure joy, there is no sadness. He reminded those in attendance, he did what the bible promises, because he had accepted Jesus Christ and had the Holy Spirit residing on the inside of him, he went where Christians go.
During the video, his wife, Marilyn, shared how she pressed into God through prayer and what it took on her part to believe for healing for Dean off his death bed.
Their testimony has caused many to give their hearts to the Lord and has given many the sense of how much God loves each and every one of us. Braxton states, “We are passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and walk in their God-ordained purpose.”
Braxton is also the author of four books. During his testimony, Braxton handed out a copy of each to people in the audience. Anyone who wanted to purchase a book could do so after the service. Braxton explained the profit from the books he has written help him deliver his testimony all over the world.
The first book Braxton wrote is called “In Heaven: Experiencing the Throne of God”, where readers will experience how Braxton was hospitalized due to kidney stones. The procedure to break down the stones caused an infection which eventually made his heart stop. When Dean died, he was taken to Heaven, where he met Jesus, family members and saw GOD the Father of creation. He should have been a vegetable or dead, in fact Braxton’s heart had been stopped for one hour and 45 minutes. After he came back from heaven, he was instantly healed of 29 medical conditions, and today he is called the Miracle Man, and has written a book of his complete account of Heaven in the Afterlife. His second book is titled “Deep Worship in Heaven” which explains how to take a step by step journey with Dean Braxton as he shares his experience in Worship when he died for one hour and 45 minutes. In this book, readers will learn: How to grow in intimacy with God; how important song, praise, and movement are in Worship; how much God loves your Worship; and more. Braxton’s third book is a children’s coloring and story book titled “I Need You There! Sang the King”. His fourth and most recent book published is titled “What it Feels Like to Die” and focuses on a step by step journey with Dean Braxton as he shares his experience of dying for one hour and 45 minutes. In this book, readers learn: what it feels like to die, why dying was nothing like Dean thought it would be, why some people have hope to see a love one again after death, and what we are really losing when a loved one dies.
Marilyn has also written a book titled ‘A Woman’s Stand’, which explains her testimony of faith as Dean fought for his life for nine days in ICU, his wife, Marilyn, will not accept defeat and wages a war of her own: intense prayer for her husband. She enlists other warriors and presses in to God standing on His Word for the impossible, Dean’s life and his complete recovery.