My name is Lance Pennington and I am writing about my pastor in regards to Pastor Appreciation Month.

I attend Word of Life Church, the head pastor is Marty Younger. Our

pastor is just not some fluff-and-stuff pastor that preaches the Word

of God with no feeling. He and his wife have lived life fully and have

experienced good and bad times, including the loss of a couple of

children. Because of this, he has a compassionate heart toward other

people and their problems. Did I forget to mention he preaches

exceptionally excellent sermons? He is a joyful man to be around, with

always a smile on his face, someone you can joke with and he will laugh

with you. That same joy is seen in the members of his church. I guess I

am a little prejudiced, but Garden City is better off that this man

moved here from Florida. I also have the privilege of working at the

church on a part-time basis, which allows me to have more contact with

Pastor Marty. I could go on and on about the many attributes about

Pastor Marty, but I will close with this thought.

You need to come and listen to him, and get to know him to appreciate this is what all ministers should be about.

LANCE PENNINGTON

CARLOS and NANCY PENNINGTON,

Garden City