I grew up in a Catholic believing home. After graduating from high school, I moved away to go to college and later started my working career in broadcasting.
In 1982, my job took my family and me to Wichita where I also regularly attended the Catholic Church. One evening I heard a priest say that if a person doesn’t keep the 10 commandments, he would go to hell. I knew I not only couldn’t keep the commandments, I knew I hadn’t kept them.
That was the start of the Lord drawing me to salvation (John 6:44). Shortly after, I was shown Scriptures from family and friends who pointed me to sin (Rom 3:23), the sinner’s position before God, (Rom 6:23), that good works was of no value to the Lord (Eph 2:8-9; 2 Tim 1:9; Phil 3:8-9) and the way of salvation through Jesus (John 14:6; John 3:15-18). From that, God saved me in 1983.
When my career took us back to Hutchinson, we began attending Grace Bible Church. Through the years at GBC, we’ve been blessed by the Scriptures being taught, the love of other believers and by the grace God.