Where you are from: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, MI and Seattle., WA
The year you trusted Christ: I was a 10-year-old, college sophomore studying to be an engineer at a school then called, General Motors Institute. Some Christian friends had encouraged me to go to a church they knew in Flint, MI, called Riverdale Baptist Church. I started attending there and a few months later, while with the collage-age group from the church attending a Bible Conference, I asked Jesus to be my Savior!
Favorite verse: “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” ~2 Tim 2:1-2
How you came to the Bible Institute: After being a youth pastor in two churches that used Word of Life Bible Club’s materials I asked about becoming a Word of Life Local Church Missionary and was later accepted. After 12 years with “Clubs”, I was able to transfer to the Bible Institute in Florida.