My first glimpse of Good Samaritan Ministries was in 1989 when my family and I attended family camp week at Silver Creek Falls. My brother-in-law, Mike Chaney, invited our family to join his family there for the week. He said he was hoping for the opportunity to talk with a lady named Bettie Mitchell. His did not have to wait long. Jerry and Bettie Mitchell were staying in our cabin. Mike was not the only one who wanted to talk with Bettie Mitchell. During the week a steady stream of people, from all over the world, came to meet with Bettie Mitchell. I was intrigued.
In 2003 my son was very much in need of counseling. Mike suggested I call Bettie Mitchell. I called Bettie and she recommended that I contact Gail Harris in Lowell. Gail was able to help my son. A few years later I found myself in need of help. I was encouraged to attend a Good Samaritan Ministries meeting in Lowell, Oregon. I was able to find help there and I found a place where I could help others. That first meeting was in 2006 and I have continued to be a part of Good Samaritan Ministries in Lowell.
The Lord has used my forty year career in retail management to take me to nearly every corner of this country, and to other countries, where I was able to mature in the Lord and serve him. For the past eighteen years, I have worked as an executive retail consultant closing stores for an international liquidation company. I have been privileged to experience the richness of Christian fellowship in many diverse churches and Christian organizations.
I believe the Lord has gifted me with the ability to teach the word of God. I particularly enjoy teaching financial stewardship, church government, end time’s prophecies and prophetic gifting. Whether in business or in the church, I have primarily functioned in the financial and administrative areas. I am currently semi-retired and plan to serve the Lord in whatever ways he desires while serving on the International Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Ministries.