…neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. – 1 Corinthians 3:7
I have lived in Plainview and been a member of Garland Street Church of Christ since 1978. During the 80’s I became a deacon, and in the 90’s was installed as an elder. I married Doris in 1958; have two children, five grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. I am a retired teacher, but continue to coach as I have since 1959. As a shepherd, my mission is to help people in need of the Lord and let them know the Lord cares about their souls. We never give up, nor judge. It is the Lord’s business to do the judging if it is not scripture. I oversee visitation, building and grounds.
I have been married to Jane Collum for 44 years. We have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. We have lived in Plainview for 16 years. I have a strong desire to help christians remain faithful in their walk with Christ. I also want to see more folks come into the Kingdom. We invite you to come visit us at any opportunity you might have. We have Bible classes for all ages,and you would feel most welcome.
Being a part of God’s body and being able to share my faith with others is both a privilege and blessing. My parents gave me the foundation of serving others through their example of faith and their deep love for Christ. It is vitally important for us to show and tell others the story of our faith and love for Christ if we want to pass the “Good News” on to the next generation. Being a shepherd at GSCOC has given me an avenue to both serve others and share my faith. I oversee the office staff and benevolence work.
The first half of my life was sort of like that of a gypsy. My life began in Sundown, Texas, moved to Perryton and after that I went to West Texas State University. Next, I was Tyler where I met my wife Sheila. We married in 1965 and had two children, Carol of Ulysses, Kansas, and Chuck of Amarillo. We lived in San Antonio, Lockhart and Olton before ending up here in 1979. I have worked in accounting since 1969 and have been self- employed for 20 years. Mom made sure we attended church every Sunday. Her method of discipline in church was a 12” wooden ruler she kept in her Bible. Works real good on little boys bare legs. Throughout my life I have enjoyed a good amount of camping and travel. We raised our family to enjoy the same. Today, we are a bit more settled and have taken refuge here and in the mountains of New Mexico. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing God’s glory in a sunset in the mountains of in the plains of Texas, or clouds covering the mountains, or rain and snow anywhere especially in the mountains. Realizing all the time that the beauty we see on earth is minuscule in proportion to the beauty we will enjoy in heaven. As I look at my role as an elder in the church, I am awed by the magnitude of the task before us. 2 Peter 1:8 refers to personal qualities we should all possess, but it states we should possess these qualities in increasing measure. I guess my main concern is to be able to provide an atmosphere where all can attain the desired spiritual qualities in increasing measure.
I was raised in Plainview and attended Edmonson Church of Christ. I attended Lubbock Christian College where I met Judy. We were married in 1971. Shortly after, I finished college at Wayland then taught for two years at Floydada High School. In 1975, I began farming. Judy and I attended Garland Street from 1975 until 1977, Main Street Church of Christ in Olton from 1977 until 1983, and have been back at Garland Street since 1983. We have two children. Jared and Crystal Melton and their three children live in Canyon. Michael and Kimmee Brandon and their two children live in Midland. I served as deacon for several years before becoming an elder in 1999. Currently, I oversee education, small groups and youth. Judy and I’s goal is to be better servants of the Lord.
I was introduced to the love of Jesus through my parents at an early age and grew up in the Church at Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock. I am married to Kelli and we have two wonderful children together who know and love Jesus Christ. Nicole is a nurse here in Plainview and Tyler is a student at Lubbock Christian University. I have committed my life to serving God through a career in education. I believe that we are called to do all that we do, including our occupation, to bring glory to God. It is my prayer that I will be a person that God can use to serve His children at Garland Street Church of Christ in accordance with His plans and in ways that will bring glory to Him.
I was born and raised in Plainview. I am a PHS and ACU graduate. After college I spent several years in Corpus Christi and Dallas. While in Dallas I married my wife Lori, and have been blessed with three daughters. I returned to farm in 1989. We have been members of GSCOC since 2005. I served as a deacon before becoming an elder. As a shepherd, I hope to touch people’s lives in a positive manner always knowing that God is in control. As the elder overseeing the worship services, we as a family should focus on God’s Word as a guide in all things, using our talents to praise God and edify one another. I hope to be a better servant each day and help others to know Jesus Christ.
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