Larry Westbrook and friends provided a ministry update.
Pastor Larry is a graduate of what was then, Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City N.Y. in 1967. He was ordained into the Baptist ministry at his home church Hillcrest Baptist Church, serving as assistant to the pastor and the church secretary. He served as pastor of West Jackson Baptist church in Millerton Pa. from Jan.’72 until into ’74. Prior to that he taught for one year in the Junior High at a Christian School in Fall River Mass.
While at West Jackson, he was also working at Hesselson’s in Elmira Heights and retired from there after 30 years in Dec. 2001. In August of 1999 Larry was asked by the district Superintendent and the pastor of Horseheads First United Methodist to take the pastorate of Alpine United Methodist, for as least six months. (a small church of mainly senior citizens tucked into the hamlet of Alpine N.Y.) and is serving there for nine years.
Nellie Beidelman was the director for Child Character Education, Inc. for over thirty years. Larry knew her since about age eight or ten, and sat under her teaching in Junior Church for several years. His first experience at a camp was the youth camp on Harris Hill sponsored by Child Character. In his teens he was a counselor there, for one or two years. Larry is currently on the Board for Child Character, responsible for getting the prayer calendar our each month.
Fellowship, singing, and prayer time, as we enjoy hearing Larry, share with us the special plans God has for 2021 after 75 years developing Child Character Education.
See our webpage [ https://actstt.org/assoc-for-child-character-education/ ] for additional information relating to this outreach ministry.