Gateway Seminary was founded in 1944 as a result of a prayer meeting. Pastor Isam Hodges invited six deacons and their wives to his home to pray about starting a seminary to train ministry leaders in the West.
Green Valley Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, celebrated their 50th anniversary this past weekend. They were my first pastorate (1982-89). They somehow survived! It was my pleasure to preach on Sunday as part of their weekend-long celebration.