|In 1958, Daddy moved to Newport News, Virginia to work in the shipyard. There a gentleman he worked with asked him to visit his church, Central Baptist Church in Hampton. It was on the very first Sunday that Daddy joined the church and saw my mom, Linda Hall sitting up in the choir. And it was love at first sight!|
13, 1962, Daddy was called of the Lord to Preach. And he attended
the Eastern Baptist Bible College in Hampton. He went to school,
worked in the shipyard, worked in the church and married my Mom on
August 4, 1962.
For the next several years, Daddy worked as a principal at the school at Central and graduated from Bible College in 1965.
God then called him to preach at Hatcher Baptist Church in Cumberland, VA and when I was 2 weeks old - we packed up and moved to the "country".
What a switch for my Mom. But she soon learned to adapt to the "country way of life" and even learned to kill a chicken and cook it.
August 4, 1962 - A Marriage Made in Heaven!
|Daddy and my Papaw Farmer preached together and helped ordain preachers into the ministry. What a blessing from above to have your son follow in your footsteps.|
stayed at Hatcher for 2 years and then God led him to begin a new work. So, on a Sunday
Morning - he resigned and many people left and decided that they would
organize the Cumberland Baptist Temple. In just a year's time, the
church was able to purchase land, build a building and move in.
What a blessing from God.