Home Phone: 614-917-0218
Cell Phone: 614-204-4536
Year of Baptism:
December 5, 1946
Favorite Bible Verses:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 NKJV
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 NKJV
"Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish." Psalm 1 NKJV
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4 NKJV
Years at Pataskala:
Positions of Leadership:
Elder, Deacon, Bible Class Teacher
Years of Leadership:
I served as an Elder with Bob McPherson until I resigned to go into trucking in 1979 because I had to be gone a lot.
I was the treasurer when we first organized the church in 1966 (we had previously been part of the Reynoldsburg church of Christ, but many of us lived in Pataskala, so we organized a church closer to home). I have also been the business men's leader and I have been in charge of the church maintenance.
Avalene and I have been married for 61 years (September 4, 1953). We have two sons, Stephen and Brian. We have five grand children. Steve's kids are Nathan, Heather and Alisa; Brian's kids are Charlotte and Hannah.Now we have two great grandchildren too - Corbin (18 months old) and Samantha (1 year old). Steve and most of his family lives in or near Cumming, Georgia, except Nathan who lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nathan is single yet, but Heather and Alisa are both married. Charlotte and Hannah live and worship here in the Pataskala area with us. Charlotte and her husband Stephen are the parents of Corbin. Hannah is single and works in a store at the Heath mall. We love all of our family and love whenever we are able to get together.
I worked for Columbus Metal Co. . I graduated in 1950 from Sandstone High in West Virginia. I chauffeured for a lady preacher for about a year, and then I went to Tennessee to look for a job, found none that I liked, and then came to Ohio to look for work. I attended church at the 7th Avenue Church of Christ and I met a man there who worked for Columbus Metal Co., and he told me they were hiring, and I was able to get a job there. I worked there for 36 years, and two years in the U.S. Army during that time. After I left the Army I returned to the Columbus Metal Co. and then transferred to the Pataskala plant when it was built. When this happened I helped set the plant up. I was the plant superintendent, so I trained all employees and ran the plant since I was in charge of production transformers. We made ballasts for freeway lighting and factory lighting. I stayed with Holophane until I decided to buy a truck and trailer and become an independent hauler. I leased my equipment to several different companies, thus I got a lot of experience in different types of hauling. Avie with with me most of the time and handled all of my book work. She also helped me to unload a lot and tarp many loads. We were a pretty good team!! We saw a lot of the country, and Canada too! We never did get to Alaska, but some of the truckers that I worked with did. The tires wear out too quickly for trips that long, and they are so expensive to replace on an eighteen wheeler. I retired in 1998 after our flood in 1997. In all, I spent 18 years on the road.