By the grace of Almighty God, the Lord was kind in giving me spiritual life; to grant me repentance of my sins and faith in His dear Son at the age of sixteen. I was reared in a Christian home, my father being Elder Glen L. Tweet, pastor of South Park Missionary Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington. I had made a profession of faith at the age of eight, but in fact did not yet know or understand about true repentance and faith in Christ.
After graduation from high school, I left with Sylvia and several other young people from our church, to go to Lexington Baptist College, in Lexington, Kentucky, during which time we were members of Bryan Station Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and our pastor was Brother Al Gormley. Sylvia and I were married there on December 16, 1967. From Lexington, we drove back to Seattle and started our family. The Lord blessed us with three children: Glen, Lisa, and Connie. Also, Sylvia’s three brothers (Vincent 15, Harold 13, and Albert Richter 11) came to live with us when my father-in-law passed away. We lived there for ten years before the Lord called me to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and then we moved with our children and two of Sylvia’s brothers to attend Clarksville Bible College in Clarksville, Tennessee.
As members of Julien Baptist Church in Gracey, Kentucky, I was ordained to the gospel ministry under the leadership of Pastor Garner Smith and started my first pastoral duties in Melbourne, Florida. From there, we moved back to Seattle once again, where I assisted my father for one year before being called to pastor Pathway Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan.
After almost three years in Michigan, I felt the leading of the Lord to become a missionary in the country of Honduras, Central America, in response to a prayer request issued by Brother Al Gormley at a conference in Clio, Michigan. In December 1984, we began by joining Bryan Station Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky and being granted the needed authority. We arrived in Honduras to begin our mission work in June of 1985 and came back to the United States in 1996 for a brief stay, during which I was called to pastor Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Monks Corner, South Carolina, until we were led of the Lord to return to Honduras in 1998.
As I sensed the Lord was preparing us for a different place to serve Him, I began to seek His will for the future and the Lord directed in moving us to Philadelphia Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama in December 2008. I pray that His blessings will be upon us as we labor together for His honor and glory in the Decatur / Hartselle, Alabama area.
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