Dinzel Webb Pastor at Russellville Baptist Church
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Dinzel Webb, pastor at Russellville Baptist Church, said he was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. His father was the youngest of 10 siblings and was saved while going through pre-wedding counseling.
"I was able to grow up in a Christian home," Webb said, "where a lot of my cousins did not. I was saved at six years old and I felt some kind of call to ministry at a pretty young age."
He said he started serving at the church his wife grew up in at Gravois Mills. At age 36 Webb felt the call to preach and initially thought it would just be filling the pulpit for people here and there. But a former pastor who was serving in Mack's Creek called and thought he would make a good youth/assistant pastor.
"That seemed to be the way the Lord was leading," Webb said, "so we served there for a couple of years and the pastor died suddenly and they called me as their pastor. I pastored there for nine years. It has been one of those things where when you are seeking God's will He has a plan for everyone and this seems to be His plan for me."
For more of this story check out the Aug. 31 issue of the California Democrat.
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