What Will The Preacher Say When That Day Comes?

by PGBC

At the writing of this article I am preparing to go do my second funeral in Lincolnton, GA in less than two weeks.  Two sweet, godly ladies, in their 90’s have been promoted to Heaven and I have been blessed with the honor of presiding over their funerals.  While the trip there and back is […]

Are You Ready For Summer?

by PGBC

“Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing has come and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”  Song of Solomon 2:11 Read it again. Enjoy it to the fullest.  Go outside and see the beauty of God.  Are […]

I Can Only Imagine

by PGBC

As I write this article the movie I Can Only Imagine was released this past weekend.  The movie is based on the incredible story behind the song of the same name.  I still remember how this song became very popular on Christian radio and was being sung in churches including the church I was serving […]

That Time Of Year Again

by PGBC

Well it’s that time of year again, time to file your taxes! According to the IRS website the deadline to file is April 17th. Years ago, I worked alongside of a fellow who took a different approach to taxes than I did. My coworker had the philosophy that he would cheat as much as possible […]

Remembering Billy Graham

by PGBC

I have just finished reading the last book Billy Graham wrote. He was 93 and still pretty active and with the help of Franklin, his son, he gave us his thoughts about old age, death, heaven, and how to deal with them.  He was able to tell people about Jesus and his love, his death, […]

Special! Special! Read All About It!

by PGBC

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV         “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Special! Special! Read all about it! […]

Turn Over A New ‘Leaf’ And Be A Part Of Our “Tree”

by PGBC

First, let me thank everyone who contributed to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our “Thank You” goal was reached as we collected a little over $10,000. That is wonderful news. With so many other offerings and gifts during Christmas we are glad to reach this goal. Now, it is time to think about our Annie Armstrong Easter […]

We Are God’s Plan To Reach Gilmer County

by PGBC

We are blessed in our association to have Claude Mathis as our missionary. Claude genuinely has a heart for God’s people, the church, and the lost around us. I have worked with numerous associational missionaries through the years, but I have to say Claude is at the top of the list.  His heart shows in […]

Only Jesus Can Fill The Void

by PGBC

Janice and I just got back from Pigeon Forge, one of our favorite places to go.  In the last 29 years there have been very few years that we haven’t been up there at least once during the year.  Of all the times we have been this was the first time we went this late […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

by PGBC

You probably remember the old commercial where the guy walked around with his cell phone asking, “can you hear me now?”, he was demonstrating how well the signal was with his carrier. Evidently, he didn’t pull into our driveway or he would not have gotten a response! A bad signal can be frustrating, especially at […]