"Image of a Black Father" was written in the hope of inspiring young African-American men: For them to come to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to except their responsibility of father-hood. The two men that I write about in this book had a great love and respect for all mankind and showing no partiality. This impressed me. The character of these men portrayed an image of fatherhood. My biological father, St. Clair Crane showed me how to live in a world of adversity and maintain dignity and respect. My spiritual father William Yaeger taught me how to live and love across racial barriers and not loose my identity. Both of these men one black and the other white etched into my heart the "Image of a Black Father." Charlie Crane was the founder of Greater True Light Baptist Church, where he served as pastor for twenty years. Charlie also established "Uncle Charlie's Group Home Inc.," a behavior modification program for delinquent boys: ages from twelve to seventeen years old. 99% of these boys were raised in homes where there was no father: which sadden Charlie a great deal. Charlie was director of the home for twelve years. Charlie attended Simpson Bible College where he received his Bachelor's Art Degree. He received a Master's Degree in Christian Education from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Presently he is Chaplin at Community Hospice in Modesto CA. Modesto has been Charlie's city of residence for the past forty-seven years.
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