legacy stories

Legacy Stories

legacy stories
Bill HardisonOne of my mentors in ministry is a gentleman named Bill Hardison. I came to know Bill while I was the Youth Minister at May Memorial Baptist Church. Bill is a gifted preacher and storyteller and what made many of his sermons memorable were the stories that he told about his grandpa. Bill’s grandpa was a farmer and a gifted storyteller himself—a man full of country wisdom.
 
When Bill was a boy he’d often spend several weeks each summer on his grandpa’s farm in Tennessee. Bill is from Northern Virginia and each summer he experienced a bit of culture shock having to go from the noise, hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia to the quiet tranquility of a rural farm in Rock Spring Tennessee. Bill admits that he would have rather stayed home to play little league baseball, but that desire soon faded once his Grandpa began to introduce Bill to the wonders of living on a farm. Read more…


Financial Peace

Question: Are you at peace with where you are financially? There was a time in life where Brian and Lisa Hardy would have answered that question with an emphatic, NO! Brian and Lisa, and their son Alan are three of our newest church members and in getting to know them I learned that Brian has a passion for helping people gain control over their finances through Financial Peace University. This passion was born from an experience the Hardy’s had several years ago. Read more…


Honor Your Parents

Honor your parents

Honor Your Parents
This month I want to introduce you to one of our newest members, David Gillespie. David recently told me something that I think every parent longs to hear. He said, “My dad is my hero and my mom is the love of my life.” I asked him why his dad is his hero. He said,  Read more…


Our Superhero: Connorman!

Our Superhero Connorman

Our Superhero: Connorman!
Did you know that Bethel has a Superhero in its midst? Our Superhero’s name is Connorman. Connorman’s real name is Connor Smith and he’s the son of our newest church members Shawn and Krista Smith. Shawn works for his family’s electrical supply company in Farmville and Krista works for Hamilton Beach Brands. They live off of Huguenot Springs Road.
 
Shawn and Krista told me that Connor is something of a miracle. I asked them to explain. Read more…


Parental Proverbs

Parental Proverbs

Parental Proverbs

 

Our mission at Bethel is to Live Transformed Lives, by Experiencing, Embodying, and Extending the Grace of Christ. In January, we focused one Sunday on how we at Bethel can “Embody” God’s grace. That Sunday, Pete Tucker spoke about how his father, AP Tucker, embodied the grace of God. Pete said this about AP, “My dad embodied the grace of Christ in the way he treated people, particularly people who were down and out and needed a hand. My dad always told us to remember the three ‘Rs’: We need to help Real people, with Real problems, Right now.” Read more…


I'm praying for you

I’m praying for you

I'm praying for you
 
This month I want to tell you a story about Ben Turner. For those of you that don’t know Ben, he’s a retired homebuilder, a very astute businessman and is married to his lovely wife Becky. One day Ben called me and asked if we could meet. He said he had something to give me. Read more…