The is the second deacon interview. This is Alan Warren (aka, “Al”).
Q: How long have you and Lynn attended Windsor Baptist Church? How did you first become involved?
A: [Alan Warren] Lynne and I moved to the West Chester area and I had remembered how I was received by the men at a prayer breakfast at Windsor Baptist Church. We visited a few other churches but did not feel at home in any of them. We were either ignored totally as visitors or greeted mechanically. But at Windsor, we were warmly welcomed as if we had been friends forever! We stayed. We have been members since 1997.
Q: How did you and Lynn meet; what is your story?
A: [Alan Warren] Uh-oh…. We met on a blind date in September 1965. I am really glad we did. We have been together ever since.
Q: How did you come to faith in Christ?
A: [Alan Warren] I grew up in the Methodist Church in Media. My parents took us every Sunday to worship and enrolled us in Sunday School and youth fellowship. Membership in Scouting was helpful also. I came to know Christ in a gradual way; as I look back events that happened all happened for a reason. It was the witness of fellow believers in the church that influenced me. I received a lot of encouragement from Godly men in the church in Media.
Q: Why is membership at WBC important?
A: [Alan Warren] It is Biblical… Christ wants us to belong to a local body so that we may worship together and support one another. Our spiritual gifts are to be used to build up the body.
Q: What is something God has taught you in recent years?
A: [Alan Warren] The absolute importance of regular Bible study.
Q: What do you love about serving as a deacon at WBC?
A: [Alan Warren] Allowing God to use me in any way He desires; especially to assist our pastors to guard the spiritual health of Windsor Baptist Church.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: [Alan Warren] I want to garden again, I love to read, birding…
Q: How can the Windsor church family encourage the deacons?
A: [Alan Warren] Grow spiritually, be vital members of Jesus’ church, love and support one another.