I was in the plumbing and heating wholesale business for twenty-five years before going into the ministry at age thirty-seven. I was always a very positive person, and when I went into the ministry, I was shocked and deeply disturbed by how people talked about sickness and disease and death. The longer I was in the ministry, the more I became aware of the great gulf there was between God's people and God in this whole area. I began to see clearly from the Bible what God's Will was for his people. I began to preach and teach about healing and life. I began to minister healing to my people. I would lay hands on the sick and anoint with oil. I began to ask God to heal people. It was in the Bible, and Jesus did it, and He told us to do it, so I did it. Several people were healed and converted and delivered from Satan. Lives were changed by God, and I got more and more excited. But not everyone got excited. In fact, I ran into much resistance. I found that most Christians just did not believe in the Bible. They didn't believe God would heal them, and they certainly didn't believe in long life. Everyone believed that God "took them" or He taught people a lesson through sickness or accidents or death. So I found that I had to resign from the denomination in which I was a pastor. So I started a church in Fort Lauderdale, and I have continued to be strong in my faith concerning healing and long life. So over the years, with all the experiences I've had and with the negative resistance that I have run up against, I have gathered much information and decided to write a book. I emphasize how negative and unbelieving we are and how we have developed such deep ruts in our thinking. How we "blame God." How we base everything on the wrong standard. How our everyday language is a language of death. How we have so much doubt in God. It has made me so concerned. Only by the love of God flowing through me have I been able to "keep my faith" and continue to practice what I preach.
I was born 12/19/30. I am 88 years old. I had a tremendous childhood growing up. I played football, basketball, and baseball, in high school. At age 15, I met Charlotte, age 14. It was love at first sight. My dad was in the plumbing and heating business and I started digging ditches when I was nine years old. I graduated from high school at 18 and went 1 year to college. I quit college and got married on December 29, 1950. My wife was 18. We have 5 children, 18 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren. The Lord has blessed us abundantly. I was born again at age 25. I struggled for 12 years with the call of God to go into the ministry, until at age 37 I answered the call of God. I left my very successful business and went to college for 3 years and seminary for 3 years. I was ordained at 43 and served 6 churches. At age 40 I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. I had much opportunity to minister to the elderly. I was startled and disappointed by their negative attitude toward God. They blamed God for everything. They were very negative and angry with God. There was no joy, or praise, or thanksgiving. And no faith. There was very little knowledge of Scripture and I began to study Scripture regarding love, healing, miracles, long life, and God's Will and I found it is God's Will to heal, be healthy, and to live long. It started with Genesis 6:3--120 years with healing and abundant life. I started to minister in God's love; His healing and long life to everybody including the elderly. I started to write this book; Live 120 Years in Good Health-Long Life for the New Creation People thought I crazy, but I am convinced God loves us, wants us well, wants us to have along abundant life, especially the elderly. We need to love God, love His Word. Think it! Speak it! Give God Glory!