But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:43-45
We praise our Sovereign God for sending us people who love using their gifts and talents to glorify our Lord and to help LRBC in its mission.
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In 2006, after his church closed its doors, Harlan and his wife Trilby began a search for a new church community, one with model leaders, a heart for Jesus, and clear fidelity to the Word of God. After seven prayerful years and several churches, our Lord led them to LRBC. Harlan has never looked back. From the start, he and Trilby felt welcome here and comfortable with the church’s leadership and teaching. He became a deacon in 2018, and remains confident that this is where God wants them to be. God is good, all the time!
Harlan was saved at the age of 14 as the result of a televised Billy Graham crusade. He later committed himself to Jesus, whose perfect sacrifice on the cross blessed every aspect of Harlan’s life. He found meaning, purpose, love, mercy, and grace. As a deacon he wants to help others experience the presence of Christ in their hearts, to help them walk in the Lord.
Harlan has always enjoyed reading and now concentrates on Scripture, devotionals, and wellness literature. He and Trilby have two wonderful adult children. His daughter is an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher who is fluent in Spanish. His son lives in California.
Outside the church congregation, Harlan has worked full-time as a technical writer, but was forced to retire after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. He currently spends most of his time at home, yet through all the hardship, he firmly believes that “all things work together for good” for those who love God (Romans 8:28). And he has absolute faith in God’s healing power.
Harlan likes to quote the old bumper sticker that reads, “If God is your co-pilot, switch seats.” Whether in sickness or in health, Harlan trusts the Lord to work wonders in his life.
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