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Books written by Billy Graham line ...
Books written by Billy Graham line Larry McElreath's bookshelves.
"Through his life and his ministry, his preaching, he's just had a tremendous impact, said McElreath, executive director of the Great Gaston Baptist Association.
"I remember hearing him for the first time at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
I've always liked his
preaching because it was straightforward.
It was simple."
Graham's life has been an inspiration to many ministers, McElreath
GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
Larry R. McElreath
When Larry McElreath, ...
When Larry McElreath, executive director of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association, and Mayor Jennie Stultz meet Monday morning to check out the sites where 360 young World Changers are working, he'll see at least one familiar face - that of son, Thadd.
"To think that all these years I've been talking to ministers about going to seminary, and now my son is going to enter," Larry McElreath
said with pride.In Sanford, Thadd has been working with young people not just in his job as youth pastor, but also at Lee Christian School, in the National Youth Sports Program, as head men's basketball church at Central Carolina Community College and as boys' basketball coach at Lee County Senior High.He
has more than eight years of basketball coaching experience, including more than four years on the junior college level.
And Dad?McElreath was active in sports as well, serving as a tennis instructor with the Randleman Parks and Recreation Department, as assistant executive and program director at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA and as basketball/football coach at Fairmont High School back in 1974.Thadd graduated magna cum laude from Sandhills Community College in 2000, magna cum laude from Campbell University in 2003, and earned his master's with a summa cum laude from Emporia State University in 2005.Dad Larry attended Randolph Community College, Southern Wesleyan University, Clemson University and received his master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.
I guess we'll have to wait and see," Larry McElreath
Beau does have some of Dad's musical talents - while Larry McElreath
played bass guitar, Beau plays acoustic guitar.
Larry McElreath , executive_director of the Gaston Baptist Association , said each year he sees about three to five ministers get fired.The fact is , McElreath said , pastors are at the mercy of their congregations , and many are one rumor away from getting fired..
When a church experiences internal conflict , he
said , members often attempt to solve it by giving the pastor the boot.
Sometimes it is the minister's fault , I know that , McElreath said.But the Pastor is not always the problem..
To make matters worse , sometimes other churches don't want to hire pastors if another congregation has let them go , he
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24. August 2009 by Larry McElreath, executive director, Greater Gaston Baptist Association
Larry McElreath, executive director
Greater Gaston Baptist Association