CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — “I, as usual, prospect every day of my life,” is the statement Carl Sims made to me yesterday.
A master at teaching the three-lesson Open Bible Study, Carl devotes his time prospecting, teaching, and training others to teach this study.
“We’ve had 56 baptisms this year, with more expected this week,” Carl also told me. He limits himself to three to five in-home studies per day, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.
A retired pharmacist, Carl has been Associate Minister with the Hilldale church, Clarksville, Tenn., for eleven months.
Carl preaches two Sundays a month, is head of Education and Evangelism, and teaches two weekly auditorium Bible classes.
Otherwise, he spends his time teaching others the gospel of Christ and traveling to congregations for an Evangelism Seminar where he teaches what he does so successfully.
Carl may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-306-9602.
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As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 54 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.