Posts by Dennis Gulledge

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WE SHOULDN’T REMEMBER HIS BIRTH – REALLY?

by Dennis Gulledge

    Have you heard it said, “The Bible doesn’t teach us to remember Jesus’ birth; it tells us to remember his death and resurrection”? It’s true that we don’t know Jesus’ actual birthday. It’s also true that we should remember the Lord’s death and resurrection. Furthermore, we shouldn’t proclaim anything that is false about Jesus’ birth, […]

    AN INTERVIEW WITH HUGO McCORD

    by Dennis Gulledge

      (1911-2004) “Happy is the preacher who with good conscience at the end of a ministry anywhere can say he has held back nothing that was profitable, that he has declared the whole of God’s counsel, and so is free from the blood of all men (Acts 20:20-27).”             – The Living and Abiding Word: 1979 Freed-Hardeman […]

      AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE W. DeHOFF

      by Dennis Gulledge

        (1913-1993) George W. DeHoff was born near the village of Vanndale, Arkansas, on September 20, 1913. His parents were Orville Orson and Adah Gaskins DeHoff. George’s earliest memories were not of Vanndale, but of living in Paulding, Missouri, where they moved when he was very small. In 1918, the DeHoff’s moved to the “Kentucky Settlement,” […]

        AN INTERVIEW WITH ROY H. LANIER, JR.

        by Dennis Gulledge

          Roy H. Lanier, Jr. was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 28, 1930, and spent his early years in Fort Worth. After graduating from Abilene Christian High School he went on for his higher education at Freed-Hardeman College, Florida Christian College and Abilene Christian College. Brother Lanier did local work for congregations in Iowa, Florida, […]

          AN INTERVIEW WITH J. M. POWELL

          by Dennis Gulledge

            (1907-2004) The subject of this interview described himself as “A Mississippian by birth, a Tennessean by adoption.” J. M. Powell was a scholar in the American Restoration Movement who has authored History of the Franklin (Tennessee) Church of Christ. He co-authored two books, The Church Is Building, and N.B.H.: A Biography of Nicholas Brodie Hardeman. […]

            AN INTERVIEW WITH HUGH FULFORD

            by Dennis Gulledge

              Hugh Fulford was born on December 27, 1937, near the little town of Samson in Geneva County, Alabama. When he was three or four years old, his family moved to central Florida where they lived for a few months before moving to the town of DeFuniak Springs in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. His mother […]

              AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT R. TAYLOR, JR

              by Dennis Gulledge

                Robert R. Taylor, Jr., was born at Bradford, Tennessee, on October 30, 1931. At a very tender age he was immersed into Christ by Robert H. Bell at Locust Grove, Tennessee, on August 10, 1944. It was at that congregation where, five years later at the age of 18, he preached his first sermon. Brother […]

                GOSPEL MEETING

                by Dennis Gulledge

                  Theme: God’s Word for Man’s Basic Needs Mabelvale Church of Christ June 4-7  Speaker: Neal Pollard Neal Pollard was born in Oxford, MS. Baptized by his father, Gary, in Cairo, Georgia, in 1979. Educated at Faulkner University, Freed-Hardeman University, and Bear Valley Bible Institute International (A.A., B.A., M.B.S.). Married to the former Kathy Gillaspie. They […]

                  AN INTERVIEW WITH ROY H. LANIER, JR.

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                    Roy H. Lanier, Jr. was born in Abilene, Texas on July 28, 1930, and spent his early years in Fort Worth. After graduating from Abilene Christian High School he went on for his higher education at Freed-Hardeman College, Florida Christian College and Abilene Christian College. Brother Lanier did local work for congregations in Iowa, Florida, […]

                    AN INTERVIEW WITH GARLAND ELKINS

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      (1926-2016) Garland Elkins was born on August 19, 1926 a few miles outside of Woodbury, Tennessee. He was reared in the community that bears the Elkins name. His parents were Richard and Emma Todd Elkins. Garland was one of seven children. He was immersed into Christ in July 1939. Garland married Corinne Smith, also of […]