It's 2016 and every single one of the Churches of God are still living in the past as they keep promoting the same men over and over to leadership positions.
Don Ward is back to serve as Chairman of the Council of Elders for the United Church of God.
Wanda and I have devoted our lives to education and service in the ministry in one way or the other. After receiving my first Bachelor's degree in 1961at Delta State University, I taught and coached in the public schools for five years. I started listening to the broadcast in 1962 and sent off for all of the literature that was advertised. I completed the correspondence course and was immediately convicted of the truth. Wanda followed in my steps about six months later and was convicted of the truth.
In 1967, I became a professor and head baseball coach and offensive football coordinator at my Alma Mater, Delta State University. In 1967, I completed my Master's Degree at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1968. In 1969, we moved to Big Sandy to attend Ambassador College.
Over the next four years (1969-1973), I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Ambassador, began teaching classes at Ambassador and completed a Doctor's Degree at East Texas State University.
Since 1973, we have served in various administrative positions at the Ambassador College campuses--along with teaching several different Bible courses. While the college was closed in Big Sandy 1977-1981, we served as pastor of the Big Sandy and Tyler congregations. When the Big Sandy Campus was reopened in 1981, I served as Dean of Faculty, professor of theology and continued serving as pastor of the Big Sandy and Tyler churches until the summer of 1982. Don Ward
Here's a man who has led a privileged lifestyle while on the dole as a minister in the church. Forty-three years living as one of the elite of the church with fleet cars, travel expenses, parsonage allowances, free second tithe for free trips at Fest time, and seats of power in various Ambassador Colleges and COG's as he changed allegiances like a chameleon.
I guess mistreating members and students, preaching both sides of the fence doctrinally, and betraying the college students who actually believed in him, does have its rewards. He still gets a seat of power in a splinter church, still gets to live off the tithes of members without ever having to get his hands dirty with real work, and gets to look forward to a well funded retirement program.