He had me memorize scripture from the time I could speak. He had me read scripture to him each morning before school.
I have listened to him sing praises to His God. I have watched him read from the Bible and pray everyday. I have heard countless sermons he has preached throughout my life.
He is the best evangelist I know. He has led more souls to Christ than I can count. I learned a work ethic from him that has carried into my ministry today. I am constantly learning the lessons he taught and continues to teach.
I did not understand or appreciate his leadership growing up. I took for granted the hours of prayer on my behalf and the times he would ask “have you read your Bible today?”
However, there are no words to express how thankful I am for all he has done to mould me into who I am.
Today, he celebrates 76 years of life. Happy Birthday to a loyal, loving, faithful, and godly leader: my dad, Harold Turner. I have been blessed and I pray I can provide my children with the godly leadership I have seen in him.