I was highly honored by your publication of Rick Haug's report of my 80th celebration!
You are to be commended for all your blessings to many worldwide thru Hugh's News. Thanks for your report & influence! Be blessed!
Happy Mother's Day to Melvine & all the family!
[Editor's Comment: I have known Garnet and Frances Pike for several decades. I have watched with delight the growing up of Jay and Janese since they were born. I had the privilege of working with Garnet when he was the dean of the School of Christian Ministries at Southwestern Christian University. He and I worked on developing a 72 semester hour master's degree program for future military chaplains that was approved by the Department of Defense. Adam Erwin was the first IPHC student and chaplain candidate to complete that course and graduate. Adam is presently serving as a chaplain in the Navy Reserve. Adam went on to complete the D. Min. degree program at Erskine Theological Seminary.
My interest and love for Southwestern Christian University stems from my involvement with this university as the third president when it was known as Southwestern College. I love the people of Oklahoma City and those living in the west. I cherish the fond memories I have of serving this great Christian institution of higher education. I honor Dr. R. O. Corvin the founder and first president, and his brother, Dr. W. R. Corvin also a gifted preacher, educator and administrator. May God bless our current president Dr. Reggies Wenyika.
While I am thinking of these good, wonderful people, let me mention my personal executive secretary, office manager, and administrative assistant Ann Phillips. What a marvelous gift she was to me and my administration. She and her husband, Charles Phillips, are still close friends and like family to Melvine and me. We loved worshiping God at Muse Memorial Church when Bill and Bette Anderson were our pastors. I knew every week that God was present. When He is present no one has to tell you. You just know it. I thank God for the many times I went to the altars, knelt and prayed. Today, at 84 years of age, I am not able to kneel. I sit and pray.]