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Through a chain of events in my life, I surrendered to the ministry and now live the “call” He placed on me. I find myself sharing my faith about the Lord, almost without realizing it. It has become a lifestyle for me to want to show people how to come to know the Lord. I never assume anything about anybody but always believe the best in them. I hope that one day, when they lay me to rest, no one will remember my name — they will just see a man who lived for his King! One of my favorite sayings is, “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, ‘WOW! What a ride!’” Thank you Lord.
I married my very best friend, Tammy Chandler Morgan, on June 3, 1989 after dating for two years. We have two beautiful daughters, Paige and Paiton. They are 25 and 20. I grew up in Denham Springs, LA and lived on the same piece of property almost my entire life. I was raised hunting with dogs. The majority of my life I have trained and hunted rabbit dogs, coon hounds and squirrel dogs, which makes the next paragraph so powerful.
I transitioned to senior Pastor at Live Oak Baptist Church in the spring of 2018. Previously I served as Associate Pastor/Student Minister at Live Oak Baptist Church in Denham Springs, LA since 2004. We lost the roof to our sanctuary in May of 2008. We scheduled a man named Mr Hank to bring what he called his Kingdom Dogs to do a presentation on a Sunday morning while the congregation met in the local high school gym (since our sanctuary was being rebuilt). It was after that event that Hank and myself began the journey of becoming friends and eventually for me to become a presenter for KDM. God opened the door in July of 2013 thru a group of generous friends for me to get Glory. Since then we have been blessed thru more generous friends to purchase Zach and Journey. Giving God all the praise we have had the privilege to do over 500 presentations since 2013 in front of over 124,000 people with over 14,000 Salvations.
Psalm 46:10 “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth.” Glory is a AKC & UKC registered Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Glory has her Hunting Retriever title in HRC and her SH title in AKC with one master pass. We got her in the summer of 2013 and she was our start in this ministry. She is everything you would ever want in a dog from being a faithful companion around the house, to a duck retrieving machine and more importantly a loyal and obedient part of our gospel presentations. Glorys birthday is March 14, 2010.
2 Corinthians 13:14 “May the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.“ We got Trinity in the summer of 2017. We use her now in presentations and are training her to become a focal point of our ministry. She has a lot of Glory’s traits as well as the ability to “clown” like Zach! We will begin her journey of titles in hunt test in the fall of 2018. She was born on March 11, 2017.
PROVERBS 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” Zach is a AKC and UKC registered Chocolate Labrador Retriever. We got Zach in the Fall of 2015. We are training him now and using him in our presentations. Currently he has a champion title in “Clowning” and has his Started Hunting Retriever title. Hopefully this fall we will complete his Hunting Retriever title. You never know what he might do…but when he does it you can’t help but love him. Zach’s birthday is May 12, 2014.
John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands.” We got Mercy in July of 2018. Mercy will eventually move in doing presentations but right now she is advancing her career in the Hunt Test arena. Mercy has received her HRCH in HRC and SH in AKC Hunt Tests. Mercy is a very talented and athletic dog. She was born on May 31, 2018.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, all upcoming events are TBA.
2/27/20 Zachary Rotary Club at FBC 12:00pm Zachary, LA
3/22/20 Amite River Hunting Retriever Club Jackson, LA 7:30am
4/25/20 New Zion Baptist Church Kentwood, LA 12:00pm
5/12/20 Tall Timbers Special Needs Camp Forest Hill, LA TBA
9/17/20 New Zion Baptist Church “Blessing of the Hunt” Covington, LA TBA
9/26/20 Chase Baptist Church “Blessing of the Hunt” Winnsboro, LA TBA
Financial support is needed whether you choose to give a one-time gift or choose to help support us monthly. Every gift is appreciated and used to further the Kingdom. Prayerfully consider how God will have you be a financial partner in 2018-2019 and be a part of bringing the Gospel to many more people! If God leads you to give, you can do this through the website below at Live Oak Baptist Church. You need to pick Obedience 2 Death from the drop down or by sending a check to: Obedience 2 Death at 30990 LA Hwy 16 Denham Springs, LA 70726
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