39, 40. CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE: George Gnade and Russ Gould
39. GNADE, George
Pastor George and his wife, Carol, live on East Parkwood Street in Sidney, Ohio
2010 With my wife, Carol
After high school, George attended Newark College of Engineering and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. But during his Jr. year in college, he felt led to change directions. So he went on to get a Masters of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This was followed by a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Andover Newton Theological Seminary.
He began his pastoral ministry in 1969 at the First Baptist Church in Greene, Maine, where he met and married Carol Nielsen in 1970. Since then, they have had three children that are now grown up and have children of their own. They have now been together for over 40 years, and are thankful for God's leading in their lives.
George went on to serve churches in Madison ME, Bangor ME, and New Milford PA. Since October, 1997, he has been at the First Baptist Church in Sidney OH where he plans to stay until he retires.
He still plays chess at a chess club in Sidney, enjoys a good game of Scrabble, and often plays a card game called "Stick the Dealer." George has been in the ministry for over forty years, enjoys preaching the Word of God and visiting the people. His vision statement for ministry is "To be centered in Christ and led by the Spirit, while sharing God's love in a friendly, caring way." He strongly believes in the power of prayer and gives the Lord the credit for the success he has had as a pastor.
40. GOULD, Russ -- deceased