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My Friend, Dustin Messer

Posted by Bill Lovell on

It was four years ago this month that I first met Dustin William Messer. On August 10, 2014, he and his awesome wife Whitney visited Christ Church Carrollton for the very first time. I loved them both instantly! Over coffee after the service, Dustin shared his interest in ministry and his...

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My Fourth Hero

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My fourth hero, Otis Allan Glazebrook, is someone I've never met and someone you've probably never even heard of. Born in 1845, he died in 1931, twenty-seven years before I was born. Even so, I can honestly say Glazebrook has had a profound influence on my life. In fact, he may actually have had...

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My Three Heroes: Dick Lucas

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Do you know what a "prebendary" is? Neither did I, the first time I met one! In contemporary usage, the title "prebendary" is given to senior clergy in the Church of England in recognition of distinguished service. The only prebendary I've ever known is my third hero, the Rev. Dick Lucas...

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My Three Heroes: John Stott

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The second of my three heroes is the Rev. John R.W. Stott (1921-2011), long-time Rector of All Souls Langham Place in London, England, and the founder of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion. In 2005, Time Magazine recognized Stott as one of the one-hundred most influential...

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