HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Chuck Swindoll: "There is no more influential role on earth than a mother."
A story is told of four men arguing over the best Bible translation.
The first man said that he liked the King James Version of the Bible best because of the beauty and reverence of the language. The second man insisted the New American Standard Bible was better because of its accuracy to the original text. The third said he preferred the New International Version because of its readability. The fourth man thought for a moment then said: "Personally, I have always preferred my mother's translation." After the other three stopped chuckling, he responded, "Yes, she translated it. She translated each page of the Bible into life. It is the most convincing translation I ever saw!" God Bless all the mothers!
About the Pastor
Dr. William R. Shively has been the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church since March 1978. Pastor Billy was saved in 1973, and he became actively involved in his home church, Story Creek Baptist. He felt the call from God to preach the gospel, and he began preaching in the local nursing homes and jail. Pastor Billy was licensed and ordained by Story Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Billy and his wife Sherry were married on December 25, 1971. They were both born in Franklin County and graduated from Franklin County High School. Pastor Billy and Sherry received their Associate Degree from Liberty University and other degrees including a Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary. Pastor Billy has the desire to always please the Lord by honoring His Word. Pastor Billy and Sherry both thank the Lord for allowing them the privilege to serve the Lord with the wonderful people at Ebenezer Baptist Church.