Yesterday afternoon, Debra and I had the privilege of spending a little time with one, if not THE oldest church member in the

Member of the Lawrence Chapel Church in Crossville, Tennessee.

Member of the Lawrence Chapel Church in Crossville, Tennessee.

Church of God of Prophecy.  Sister Bee is special to our family, she was good friends with my parents, grandparents and Debra’s parents as well.  In fact, Sister Bee has known me longer than I’ve known her and I’ve known her my entire life.

Growing up in Evansville, Indiana, Sister Bee was one of the faithful members of the local church and a great encouragement to me as a young man preparing for ministry.  Included in this picture with Sister Vera Bee is my wife Debra and District Presbyter, Bishop Freddie Harding.

When Debra asked, “what is the secret of living so long?”  Sister Bee replied, “SECRETS!  I don’t have any secrets.”  It was a priceless moment.

We love Sister Bee and hope you will join us in prayer for her as she pushes forward to 109!