My dad came to Waco to attend Baylor and after he finished he went on to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for a M.Div. and a Ph.D. During this time he married my mother and she worked as a teacher to put him through school. After he finished school they moved to his first post-seminary pastorate in Decatur, Georgia. This is where I come into the story:
Then we moved to Hereford, Texas where my father again was pastor. We left the panhandle for Brownwood, Texas where my father finished his last full-time pastorate before moving on to direct the Doctor of Ministry program at Truett Seminary.
I know I am biased since he is my dad, but there is nobody I admire more than my father. I have never met anyone else in my life who would work harder to help people. Having lived with him for most of my life, I can honestly say that he has the character and integrity when nobody is watching that you would expect from the ideal pastor. I appreciate the example that he set for me and my siblings and the sacrifices he made for his family--most recently driving the oldest car our family owned (until it caught on fire) so that everyone else could have a nicer car. We all appreciate him and are thankful for him. I'm glad he is one of two fantastic grandfathers Cambell has.
Happy Birthday, Ron/Dado/Grandado!!!