This book is a compilation of the funny stories collected in over 50 years of ministry. Many of the stories are from personal experience and the experience of the author's family. A large number of the stories were gleamed from the churches served by the author and the denominational positions he has held. Some of the stories were collected from other people and received from friends over the internet. All of them are designed to make you laugh and find relief from the complexities of life. Hopefully, you will be inspired by some of the stories and find life a little more pleasant.Dan Ray served as pastor of Baptist Churches for 20 years. His pastorates were in South Carolina, Arizona and California. He also served as a denominational Executive for about 20 years. His denominational service was with the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey and the South Carolina Baptist Convention. There was also a three year period when he served as an Associational Director of Missions in South Carolina. Since retirement in 1994 he has held various part-time positions related to Church Administration and Stewardship.Over the years Rev. Ray has been active in numerous mission trips sometimes as participant and sometimes as team leader. His trips have been to Puerto Rico, The Philippines, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico.His wife, Martha, has been his constant companion for over 54 years. She is a retired school teacher and musician and her talents seem endless. They have four children and eight grandchildren all actively participating in Christian ministry.
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