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The Worleys

Floyd and Shirley Worley

written by on the topic of New Member Spotlight on May, 2011

Floyd: I was saved in August 1949 at the age of twelve in Salem Country Church, which I attended for nine years. Our church did not have a preacher, so it was during a revival meeting when I asked Jesus into my heart. A few years later, I was not in step with my Lord and started doing my own thing. I attended various churches infrequently, and that was true even after I married Shirley on March 15, 1956.

In March of 1971, I was diagnosed with terminal leukemia and given two years to live. During my stay in the hospital, I was ministered to by a good Christian friend who indicated that God sometimes allowed such events to get our attention to call us back to Him. I returned to my job as a policeman after a six-week absence.

Shirley and I started attending a Baptist church where Shirley accepted Christ in her heart, and I rededicated my life to the Lord on June 6, 1971. We were baptized the following Sunday. Both of us followed the Lord’s command and became faithful workers in the church.

When our church changed direction, we began attending North Valley Baptist Church. We enjoy the old- fashioned preaching, singing, and Bible teaching which allow our faith to grow. We are members of Dr. Hans Nikoley’s Ambassadors Bible Class. We look forward to serving our Lord here.

I lean on the Scripture verse from I John 1:9, which says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Our favorite hymns are “Because He Lives” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” but I have many that are tied for third place!

We recently celebrated our fifty fifth wedding anniversary together. We moved to California from northwest Missouri in 1959. We have two sons, Curtis, who is 48, and Kevin, who is 46; and we have twelve grandchildren. We recently celebrated our fifty-fifth wedding anniversary together.

About the Author

Alvin Martinez is an Assistant Pastor at North Valley Baptist Church. He teaches the Lifeline Bible Class. He is a tremendous soloist and recently released a CD entitled I Stand Redeemed.

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