About the Authors

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Bible Lessons

Bro. Leslie Busbee began writing the Bible Lessons as an assistant to Sis. Marie Miles in 1981, continuing on as author of the Lessons after her death. Bro. Leslie and his wife, Sis. Sylvia began life and ministry together in 1960, serving as pastors in Anthony, KS, Springfield, MO, Bartlett, KS, Guthrie, OK, and Enid, OK. While in Guthrie, they were instrumental in starting the Path of Life School, and continued serving there in different ways until their move to Enid. In February, 2015, they relocated to be near their older daughter, Jeanne Eck, in Bartlett, KS, where Bro. Leslie passed away July 18, 2016. Bro. Leslie was preceded in death by two sons, and in addition to his wife, Sylvia, is survived by two daughters and one son, eighteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Sis. Angela Gellenbeck, along with her husband, Bro. Dan, ministers to the Junction City, Kentucky Church of God congregation. They have three children and four grandchildren. Bro. Dan works in construction and Sis. Angela is a homeschooling mom. She is Bro. Leslie’s younger daughter, and as he began to experience declining health, the Lord lifted his burden for writing the Bible Lessons and gave a definite call to her to continue the work.

Reflections

Bro. Bob Wilson and his wife, Sis. Leah, pastored the Jefferson, Oregon Church of God congregation for several years before moving to Enid, Oklahoma, where they have accepted the pastorate vacated by Bro. Leslie. They have six children and one grandson. In earlier years, Bro. Bob served in the Faith Publishing House and the Path of Life School in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Bro. James Bell is pastor of the Sapulpa, Oklahoma Church of God, along with his wife, Sis. Tricia. They are also active in missionary endeavors in Mexico and the Church of God Spanish Publishing Mission. Bro. James serves as a chaplain to the local sheriff’s and police departments and both he and Sis. Tricia are involved in jail ministry. They have six children and thirteen grandchildren.

Sis. LaDawna Adams and her husband, Bro. Michael, live in Hayden, Alabama. They have four children and one grandson.  Bro. Michael works as an auto technician and Sis. LaDawna is a homemaker and volunteer in the Hayden school system. Together they are active in the pastoral duties of the Church of God congregation located near Warrior, Alabama.

Bro. Joe and Sis. Julie Elwell attend the Clackamas, Oregon Church of God congregation where Sis. Julie ministers as a Sunday School teacher. They have three children and one grandson. Having a love for young people, Bro. Joe and Sis. Julie have sponsored the Oregon Youth Camp which directly follows the Jefferson, Oregon state camp meeting. Sis. Julie fills her days with stay-at-home activities and work while Bro. Joe has worked in the RV industry.

 

The Eternal Security of Believers

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Bro. Harlan Sorrell, caretaker of the Church of God campground at Myrtle, Missouri, gave his heart to the Lord at the tender age of 10 years, and has endeavored to follow in the Lord’s ways ever since. Having a deep love for the Evening Light Songs from his boyhood days, he began a tape recording ministry in 1976, the year after he graduated from high school. He has recorded many songs from the Evening Light Songs hymnal, as well as older and out-of-print songs previously published by the Gospel Trumpet Company. He also recorded the song services and preaching services at the Monark Springs and Myrtle camp meetings for several years. Bro. Harlan writes articles and poems on various Bible subjects as the Lord inspires his heart.