Friday, June 29, 2007

People Who Have Shaped Me

I got to thinking about all the people who have shaped my life over the last 54 years. Michael Wells said we are all just a collection of fingerprints from other people. I agree. This list is by no means exhaustive but lists some of the key people
1954-1968
• My Dad and Mom and Sisters
1968-1972
• Bud Hinkson – My spiritual Father…led me to Jesus Christ…saved on 11.03.68
• Charlie Powell – discipled me in high school
• Charles Ryrie – Helped direct my path to Bible College
• Bill Bright - Taught me about evangelism and discipleship
• John Riggs – Introduced me to FBC
• Doug Kauffman, Dave Kowalke, ASL Classmates
1972- 1976
• Mike Otto – Super cool youth leader
• Mike Minter – A funny man and friend
• John Macmurray – A life long friend
• Curtis Hutson – Leading a big church
• Debbie Woodall – The wife of my youth
• Chuck Swindoll – Showed me the gift of communication
1976-1979
• John MacArthur – Teaching the bible verse by verse to 10,000 people wow!
• John Atherton – His love for knowledge and the Word
• Richard Compton – He was a sharp Architect.
• Bob and Sandy Varney – Life long friends…older brother and sister
• Dan and Lynn Kraftson – Good friends along the way
• Ralph Herring – Led to Christ with my dad
1980-1985
• Bill Heavener - Great business leaders
• Pat Byrum
• Jim Seneff
• Howard Dayton
• Pat Morley
1985-1992
• Chuck Swindoll - A mentor
• Jeff Mcmillan - Taught me mission and vision
• Mike and Patti Shaffer & Bill Cronin - Good friends along the way
• Rex Frieze - Taught me administration
• Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest
• Bill Hybels - An incredible leader and pastor
1992-2001
• Ian Thomas – Totally Dependent/Restfully Available
• Rick Warren – Purpose Driven Churchh
• Leon Tucker – Friend and shaped ministry ideas
• Wallace Mitchell – An instrument from the Lord
• Elders of RBC – Part of the wilderness
• Bill Gothard - DARSOFS
• Denise Hirschlein – Counselor and Friend
• Chip Battle - DESIGN
• Ray Linder - MBTI
2001-2007
• Lanny Donoho – Intro. To Andy
• Andy Stanley – Intro. To Bill
• Bill Willits – Best boss I’ve ever had.
• Sean Seay – You’ve Got Style
• Rob Holley – Realtor and friend
• Michael Wells – God’s priority is to remove our kingdom…
• Phil and Sue Engleman…Conversations: False Self/True Self
• David Benner…the gift of being yourself
• Marcus Buckingham…repeatedly, successfully, happily
• Jeff Henderson – 90 Day Focus Tool
• Tommy Newberry – 1% Club
• Fran LaMattina – Friend and Coach
• Boyd Bailey – Radical Mentoring Groups
• All of my Group Life Teammates...John Hambrick
• All of my men’s groups…2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
I am so grateful for the way that the Lord has led my life...through the good, bad, hard and ugly times. He was/is with us all the way. Who has shaped your life? Who are the major fingerprints?

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