On November 17, 1977 Matthew Ports, while attending a Christian concert, had a visitation from the Lord. Jesus simply said, "I want you." Matthew's response was "I am yours Lord." This visitation was shortly followed by a call to "preach the Gospel" and a glorious baptism in the Holy Spirit. The cry of Matthew's heart is to see the restoration of the Lord's glory in the church, in order to build His kingdom and to prepare the Bride of Christ for the Bridegroom's soon return. Matthew has led two churches as Senior Pastor during his more than 35 years of ministry and has now founded Love of the Father Ministries, located in Fort Worth, Texas. He believes it is time to reap the revival to restoration that God has been preparing him for. "I Want My Sheep Back" is a call for a paradigm shift from the government of man; a mandate to turn back to the government, rule and wisdom of God by His Holy Spirit, so that the church will be brought back under Christ's authority of love, grace and mercy.