Over the last couple of months, I have developed a relationship with J.J. Hendrix. He works with the Brown Trail School of Preaching. It has been some years since I have been at the school. It seems almost hard to believe it has been 12 years since graduation. A lot has changed about the school, there are still some of the teachers during my time, but there is a new director, and some new instructors. I still get the quarterly publication from the school, and always read it, hoping to hear news from old classmates. The school is doing well. Robert, the new director seems like a solid individual. J.J. is just great. He is a man who stands for truth, but has a positive and loving attitude, though he still believes Texas is the promise land. I guess we all need repentance in some areas. He is doing a great job representing the school. I was honored recently to be published in the alumni journal.
As many of you know, while I was at Brown Trail, a certain professor was just down right mean to me. I learned recently that he was let go a long time ago, mostly because the school would not stand for his treatment of the students. I was not the only one that he was awful too. It is refreshing to see the school not allowing students to be abused by poor professors. J.J. even expressed regret over this event, and even stated clearly that the school would never allow this to happen again under Robert’s direction. Even though this was a difficult time, looking back, the professor meant his actions for evil, but God meant it for God. God used that experience to mature me in ministry. It was difficult to go through at the time, but it was beneficial for the future. It helped create character in me.
I am pretty excited about reestablishing a relationship with the school again. For a while, I just assumed the school wanted nothing to do with me, but this is not the case. I am thankful that we can partner in spreading the gospel again.
- Experiences at Brown Trail School of Preaching
- Father’s Day, Four Years, and Baby
- Three Years in Waynesboro
- Two Years at Castle Rock
- Reflections from Harding Graduate