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Your Faith story: I was born in Stamford, Texas in 1944 and shortly after moved to Meridian, Ms where I grew up. I attended Highland Elementary, Kate Griffin Jr. High, Meridian High School and went on to four years at Livingston State Teachers College inLivingston, Ala {now called UWA}. After leaving college I entered the feild of retailmanagement with F.W. Woolworth, then Woolco, then TG& Y, then Walmart and finallyMarvin's Home Center Stores. That career spanned over 30 years of my life. Early in mycareer {1966} I married my wife Pamela Smith Haynes from Shucktown, Ms. {that's right, she was a country girl}. We had four children - Virginia, Tammy, Susan and Asa. Unfortunately for me and particularly for my wife and family I began a downward spiralover those 30 years that led me into behaviors centered totally around the lust of my eyes, the needs of my flesh and the pride of life that turned me into a dark and depraved man, husband and father. In 1996 when my family could take it no longer, my wife asked me for a divorce and my children basicly disowned me and then ordered me to get out and dont come back. Only then did I become willing to accept how deep into depravity I had sunk. And just when I though all was lost I met a man named Christ Jesus. He has not only saved me, saved my marriage and my family but He has literally transformed me into a totally new creation. What I once thought was the end of everything I now know was the BEGINNING of everything. Because I am so grateful for His mercy and loving kindness I have purposed along with my wife and family to spend the rest of my days on this earth crying out to hopeless and hurting individuals and families that no matter how bad it seems - Christ can redeem it, heal it and restore it. Hence my wife Pam and I founded Righteous Oaks Recovery Center for Men in Chunky, Ms in 2001 and Jacobs Well Recovery Center for Women in Poplarville, Ms in 2005.

Fun things I do: When I'm looking for something to pass the few leisure hours I have these days its going to generally be spending some quality time with my precious wife Pam or one of my kids or watching one of my 12 grand children or two great grandchildren as they grow. And there is nothing like pushing out on the little lake in front of my house and just spending some quality time with God.

Married to: Pam Haynes

Children: I have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

Joined JW Staff: 2001

Favorite Books (other than the Bible): Obviously, my favorite book is the Word of God. But I love surrounding myself with any and all other books that will lead me to a better understanding and daily application of His Word. I'm going to be surrounded by Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, Commentaries and writings of great men and women of God who know how to share, not the theology of the Word, but the daily application of it.

Favorite TV Shows/movies: I don't watch much television because honestly there is not much on that is worth looking at anymore but when I do, it will probably be the weather or the history channel.

I live my life today with the assurance of my Salvation, the living proof of my transformation and a burning desire to rise from my bed every morning with only one prayer in my heart. "Lord, until you bring me home to be with you for eternity do not let one day go by that you do not place a broken hurting person in my path that I can give the same hope you have given me in Christ Jesus, Amen."

 

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