Written by David on the occasion of his election to serve as a Deacon beginning in August 2012.
I have gone to church all my life. In February, 1948, just two weeks after my birth, my Mom and Dad took me to church. Growing up in Western Kentucky, I was always actively involved in church.
On August 3, 1960, I professed my faith in Jesus at Jonathan Creek Baptist Assembly while attending a Royal Ambassador (RA) camp. I was baptized in the spring of 1961 in a very cold Pond River.
While serving on the staff at Cedarmore in 1965, I felt a call to ministry. Then in the fall of 1966, I entered Campbellsville College. While attending there, I had the opportunity to serve on youth teams with the Baptist Student Union, and in a choir called the Campbellaires. It was in this choir that I met a young lady, Marilyn Martin, to whom I have been married 43 years in September, 2012.
While attending Campbellsville, I was called and served as a student pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Christian County and Three Springs Baptist Church in Hart County. I was ordained to the ministry in 1968.
After graduating from Campbellsville in 1970, I began a career in elementary education that lasted 33 years. I was a teacher 11 years and an elementary counselor for 22 years. Since retiring 9 years ago, I have worked as a part-time counselor, mainly at Bloom Elementary.
During my years in education, I also served as an assistant pastor at South Watterson Trail Baptist Church, where my father-in-law was pastor. This church began declining after his death, so about three years ago Marilyn and I began searching for a new church home. We came to Highland, joined, and got involved. We love our church!
Now another form of ministry is calling: being a deacon. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to serving.