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.
Favorite Bible Verse(s): 2 Corinthians 4-5
Favorite Hymn(s): “How Great Thou Art”, "In Christ Alone", "The Unclouded Day"
Luther Rice College and Seminary, M.Div. (currently enrolled)
University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A. History
Jefferson State Community College, A.S. Liberal Studies
Family Status: Married (Stacy), Three Children (Silas, Gideon and Adrianna)
How did you come to know the Lord?
I was in the fourth grade when I accepted Christ as my Savior. It happened during a revival service at our church. I don’t remember the topic of the sermon, the hymns sung, or even the exact date or hour, but I do remember coming to a point that evening where I realized I was lost and that Christ was the only One who could save me.
How have you been involved in church through the years?
I have been involved in church to some degree ever since I can remember. As a child, I participated in Bible drills and Christmas musicals, and I tagged along on a couple of church building projects. I helped out during Vacation Bible Schools and spent a summer as a church camp counselor while in high school. I now serve as the part-time youth director at Friendship.
What have you gotten from that involvement?
The realization that God can take people like me, unqualified and inadequate, and provide them with the full ability to work the task before them. The only requirement is to be a willing servant. It is truly amazing to experience the results of a “Here am I, send me” attitude.
What does the Christian life mean to you?
The Christian life is more than a “fire insurance policy” or a “get out of jail free” card. As I grow in my faith, I have found it to be a deliberate, daily dying of the old self, lifting up the spirit of Christ that is in us, and fulfilling our part of the Great Commission. It’s not an easy life nor was it ever promised to be, but it is a rewarding and abundant life.