One day, while in the barracks, a Navy man named Chuck Hamilton asked if anyone wanted to attend a church service with him. Overhearing this, I asked him if I could go along. We attended Trinity Baptist Church, and heard Dr. Bob Gray preach the Gospel. In that service, statements were made, like, “If you are not saved, you're a SINNER on your way to HELL.” Like any lost man, those statements bugged me, and hit home in my heart. I planned never to return. But, deeply under conviction, by the next service, I did. This time, the text was different, but the message was still the same. “Get saved, or go to Hell.” After one more service, I went back to hear the message I had now rejected for three weeks. And, on Sunday, October 8th, 1972, sitting about ten rows back, in a very large church service, with hundreds of people looking on, I walked down the church isle to receive Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord. I’ll always be thankful that Pastor Don Glenn took a King James Bible and showed me how to get my sins forgiven. At that very moment, my life changed, and has never been the same since. Within six months, God called me to preach the Gospel and Pastor.