This morning I preached at the Bible Baptist Church in Dubuque, IA. Pastor Larry Stark and his wife have been personal friends for over 20 years. God blessed us with a great morning. The auditorium was full and God blessed us with souls saved and full altars.
Bro. Stark and his wife have been old paths Baptists ever since I met them. He has not changed, and God is using him to reach his city. It is pleasing to this preacher to be around older men of God who still stand strongly for the old paths. That is how it is supposed to be. What is exciting is that you can see that the next generations in his church want the old paths as well. His son-in-law, Bro. Scott Griffin, and his family went to lunch with us and it was comforting to see that they too desire to walk the old paths. It is exactly what God intended that every generation continue on the old paths like the previous ones.
I’m thankful for Pastor Stark and his friendship and influence upon this preacher. It is always encouraging to see men who are still standing. I look forward to seeing what the LORD will do through this church in years to come.