Born in the land of longleaf pine trees of Moore County, NC, I was born again at the age of twelve.
Reading St. John, one night, a black woman who lived in our home and helped lead me to Christ.
The Spirit of God entered my life ina dramatic way leading me to know that
God had called me to serve Him. During a Billy Graham crusade in Raleigh, NC,
I made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
After graduating from NC State, and teaching school in Baltimore County,
while serving in a local church, I rededicated my life to follow Christ, no matter the sacrifice.
One early morning in January 1966, God said to me, “Deryl, I want you to preach the gospel.”
Finishing Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary twice and for forty-five years old, I was a pastor, preacher, made disciples, and equipped others for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4) God gifted me with the ability to share my faith in many ways through revivals, mission trips, and training opportunities.
Matthew 28:19,20 became my life verses in reaching others for Christ.
Hebrews 11:6: “Without faith, it is impossible to please God,” is the verse that helped me to live a life of faith. Galatians 2:20 is my favorite verse.
Ruth has been by my side during the last fifty-eight years.
Her commitment to Christ, through music, helped bless the ministry in the churches.
God blessed us with four children, twelve grandchildren, and three
For the last six years, I have been a volunteer Christian counselor with
the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, through the website:
I have witnessed God leading people from many places in the world to my computer. Through His grace, many have come to know Christ as Savior.
Joining the Bible Fellowship Net, in March of 1971, introduced me to many other disciples. It’s a fellowship that continues to add members to take the place of those who move on for whatever reason. We are not only a fellowship of believers, but we witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.