On Sunday, October 29th Pastor Larry Gross asked me to speak for him as he would be attending a funeral that weekend in Minnesota. We were free and available to come up for the morning services. I enjoyed visiting in the Sunday School class and preaching for the morning service. Carole was asked to play the piano for the morning service as well.
Following the service we enjoyed an excellent dinner and fellowship with Leon and Bertie Leeds. Brother Leeds was the former Director for the WFBC and my predecessor. He is currently on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church in Waupaca.
The funeral Pastor Gross attended was for Robert Riley, pastor of Southview Baptist Church in Richfield, Minnesota. Pastor Rich Riley is Assistant to Pastor Gross and is the son of Pastor Robert Riley. Pastor Riley and I were college classmates at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in the 60s and we were also fellow school bus drivers. Pray for the Riley family for their loss at this time.