Last night Liz and I had dinner with the Pulpit Search Committee that recommended us to Olive in 1990. These Olive members and spouses were the first people we met in Pensacola. There is a special bond. It has been a great adventure. I am grateful for the trust they placed in me.
There were great stories around the table. Carol Dunn had saved notes from the meetings. She gave those to me. In the folder I found comments from conversations the members had with my references. These were informative and humbling. I had several reflections from this walk down memory lane.
I am honored to pastor Olive Baptist Church. Bob Davis (chairman) and his wife Betty are in heaven. So are Loma West and Joe Pinson. Clyde, Carol, Larry#1, Dave, Dennis, and Larry#2 will always have a special place in my heart.
It is good to look back remember and be grateful. Now it is time to look forward and do the work God called us to do.