Saved By the Blood of the Crucified One

I was born in Huntington, West Virginia on May 1, 1969. My parents divorced when I was about 2 years old. I lived with my saved, Baptist mother and had visitation with my lost, Catholic father on weekends. My mother took me to church as a child and had devotions with me in our home. She sent me to AWANA and vacation Bible schools, as well. So I grew up around the gospel and the word of God. I made a profession of faith at the age of 9 and followed this by being baptized by immersion in a local, independent, Baptist church in Huntington. However, i was not saved. I did not understand what I had done, I was simply do as others were doing when the invitation was offered. My teen years were spent in rebellion, as I hung out with the wrong crowd and did many wrong things. In 1988, I joined the Navy. After completing boot camp and my first service school, I was stationed in Beaufort, SC. I began to attend Calvary Baptist Church. Under the preaching of Pastor Karl Baker, I came under conviction about sin, righteousness, and judgment to come. Pastor Baker preached repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. I repented of my sins and placed my faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ alone to save...

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