In Honor of a Faithful Man of God!

In Honor of Curtis French – A Great Man that Loved God and Loved People

As a 17 year old, I accepted Christ as my personal savior when Barry Wood preached at Falls Creek Church Encampment in Oklahoma. As the Music & Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) in Grand Prairie, Texas, Curtis enabled our FBC youth to attend a week-long time of recreation, meditation, bible study and prayer. My salvation and discipleship was the result of his great leadership. And for that, I’ll be forever grateful!

He also taught us how to worship God from our hearts, not just sing to perform. He also developed a great team of adult ministers consisting mostly of parents. And for me, Helen and Cecil Bartel were the two most influential adult ministers. They did an excellent job of teaching me the Bible and advising me how to apply the Bible to my life. The fruit of their work enabled me to host several “Ask the Bible” Columns over the years. And more recently, I’ve been writing a national column about the Biblical influences on American culture. As a result of that column, I was recently contacted by a publisher to write a book. I just finished it. It’s expected to be released on or about November 1, 2016. And the one’s I’ve had the privilege of leading to Christ over the years were really the fruit of his faithful ministry, because Curtis taught us how to effectively share my faith.

I can remember one such activation of our evangelistic training – Tell Ennis. What an amazing move of God we had! The youth group revival/renewal at FBC eventually spread to Grand Prairie High School and later affected the entire city! At our high school, we had students sharing their faith in the hallways. And every morning before school started we had a student-led devotional in our school auditorium.
Yes, I thank God for the great leader and man of God, Curtis French.

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