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Harold Stumbaugh



I was born on April 24, 1933 in Pope County, Arkansas. My parents were Hollie and Ira Stumbaugh. I met my future wife, Mary Tyer, while I was in high school and we married in December of 1952. My parents attended church and had moved their memberships to Pleasant Union Church in Senath, Missouri. I only became serious about serving God after my three children were born, and I became deeply convicted that they should be brought up in church.

My wife had joined a Southern Baptist Church in her early teens and both of my brothers and one sister were all Southern Baptist, along with most of our classmates. So I began to diligently study the Bible in an effort to prove Primitive Baptist doctrine to be wrong. I did this primarily so that I could attend a neighborhood church with my family, rather than driving the forty miles to Pleasant Union Church in Senath. However, after a fewweeks of this study, I became convinced that God had shown me thetruth of salvation by grace plus nothing.

We started going to Primitive Baptist churches regularly and I was baptized by the pastor of Pleasant Union Church, Elder Bishop Parker. This was in the early 1960's. A few months later, my wife Mary was also baptized. Still later, all three of our children joined Pleasant Union Church. It was in the late 1960's that the church in Senath ordained me to the office of deacon, and on August 6, 1972, l was ordained to the ministry in the same church. Later I briefly pastored Pleasant Union and Hay Memorial Church, which was in Jonesboro, Arkansas. But what I consider my first real pastorate was the church called Old Salem, near Damascus, Arkansas. The Lord and Old Salem Church were very good to me there. I served them from eight to ten wonderful years. After the first two or three years of serving them, the Lord led me to move from Blytheville, Arkansas in Mississippi County to Russellville, in Pope County. I continued to serve Old Salem Church from Russellville. Point Remove Church had moved from Atkins to Russellville in the meanwhile, and the church at Point Remove called me as their pastor in 1983. After much prayer and anguish, I accepted that call. Again, God has blessed me with a wonderful congregation. They have loved me and supported me for these very short seventeen years.

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)