Favorite Bible Verse(s):
John 3:16 and Philippians 4:19
How Great Thou Art; Blessed Assurance; My Chains are gone; Amazing Grace; Jesus Messiah; O What a Savior; The Old Rugged Cross
Spending time with my wife and family; Music, Football, Hunting Fishing
Graduated Geraldine High School 1979, Bachelor of Ministry 2003, Master of Arts Focus in Theology; Doctor of Philosophy in Theology 2013, from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, Newburgh Indiana
I married my best friend in life Katherine Lynn Hester on November 27th 1981.
We have two children, Heather Brazelton, married to Brian Brazelton, and they have two boys, Dalton Gage and Jacob Eli and our son Benjamin Alan White.
How did you come to know the Lord?
I was saved on the third Sunday night in January 1971 at the age of 9 years old at Friendship Baptist Church in Dawson Alabama after a singing had ended. The pastor had asked one of the members of the group of singers that we were singing and playing with if he was saved and he wasn’t and the pastor took him and they began to pray. After some time had gone by there were 9 young people saved that night.
How have you been involved in church through the years?
I have served in most every position in the church through the years from Church pianist, Treasurer, custodian, teacher song leader. My wife and I have been VBS teachers, and directors. We have organized Antique Car shows for our church, and worked with building committees. I have been serving as a pastor for over 30 years serving Southern Baptist Churches in Dekalb Association.
What have you gotten from that involvement?
I have learned the importance of each position and the value of those serving in each position. Realizing that the church could not properly function without each person. I have learned that as the pastor each member of the local church is highly valuable and necessary.
What does the Christian life mean to you?
When I consider what Christ has done for me I am humbled that in spite of my faults and miserable failures He loves me. And being called or considered a Christian means that my life must mimic that of Jesus and it is my desire to introduce as many as possible to Jesus that we may spend eternity together with Christ. It means that this life is worth living because Jesus loves me and died for me and for you!