Saved at Eight; Serving Jesus Ever Since

by danparton on February 3, 2011 · 0 comments

I would be happy to share with you how I got saved! I will never forget what happened on that Sunday night, February 16, 1964. My pastor, Robert L. Humphreys, had scheduled an evangelistic meeting with a 29-year-old preacher from Evansville, Indiana, named Billy Kellough. After he preached on that Sunday night, a little eight-year-old boy named Danny Parton walked an aisle and was led to Christ by a deacon named Ben Conrad. I remember it like it was yesterday. Praise the Lord!

Name: Dan Parton

Association: Independent Baptist

City: Manitou Springs

State: Colorado

Country: United States

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About danparton

Dan is a 1979 graduate of Hyles-Anderson College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology. During his time at Hyles-Anderson College, he was honored with the Elmer Lord Scholarship Award and was named to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” Upon graduation, He and his wife Robin (married on June 9, 1978) started into full-time service. Working for eleven years, he found his calling in a local church as a youth pastor and assistant pastor. Serving for eight and a half years with the youth, he finished out his time as assistant pastor. God called him to become the lead pastor of the Timberline Baptist Church in Woodland Park, Colorado, on Fathers’ Day, 1990. TBC relocated to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in August, 1994. Hailing from Harriman, Tennessee, he was born on October 16, 1955. He was saved at the age of eight on February 16, 1964, at Faith Baptist Church, now called Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was during the Billy Kellough (pronounced Kellogg) evangelistic meetings that a deacon named Ben Conrad (now in Heaven) led him to Christ. He was then baptized by immersion on April 5 the same year. On February 9, 1973, Brother Parton surrendered his life to serve the Lord in any capacity. He graduated from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June of 1974. He was licensed to preach by the First Baptist Church of Hammond, on May 19, 1978, and ordained to the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Hammond, on May 25, 1979. The Partons have been serving the Lord at the Timberline Baptist Church for more than 20 years. They have four children: Jonathan, Cyndi, David, and Jack. Jonathan, Cyndi, and David are graduates of Hyles-Anderson, and Jack is a senior this year at Hyles Anderson. Timberline Baptist Church, located at the foot of Pike’s Peak, is an independent, fundamental, soul-winning, Baptist church and is known as “The Church With a Heart for the Pike’s Peak Region!”