Locust Grove honors pastor for ‘Pastor Appreciation’

David Barnard
David Barnard

Special to The Mountain Advocate

It’s been a few years, but Bro. David Barnard still looks pretty much the same as he did in this picture. Evidently, his behavior on the other hand, has improved greatly because he tells us of being a rambunctious boy who had his fair share of experiences with the hickory switch. Yet, we also hear about his upbringing… stories of his Granny Fowler singing praises to the Lord on the front porch. His momma showed wisdom, kindness, love, and respect. If that wasn’t enough, his father and grandfather marked the old paths for him by being Old Time Preachers of the Word! All of these family members along with the others have helped to make Bro. David what he is today.

He’s walked through many heartaches, trials, and blessings that he didn’t have too, but he chose to because we were walking through them and he didn’t want us to walk alone. Therefore, we would like to let Bro. David know that Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church sincerely loves and appreciates him and his family!