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Elder Gail Faries was born October 6, 1959 in Ft Worth, Texas. He was ordained March 30, 1996 at the Friendship Church, Brownfield, Texas.

He has pastored the Andrews PBC, Andrews, Texas; April 1996 to present.

In December 27, 1979, he married the former Valencia Yvonne Bass. Elder Faries is the son of Brother and Sister Virtle & Faye Faries. Elder Faries writes: "God, in His providential mercy, allowed me to be adopted by godly parents when I was 10 days old. I grew to manhood in Perryton, Texas working on the family farm and working with my Dad in the carpenter business. Upon graduation from Texas Tech University in 1982 with an accounting degree, I worked for various accounting firms in Perryton, Colorado City, Brownfield, and Tahoka Texas. From early childhood, I had many thoughts concerning God. During my 17th year, something seemed to have changed in my heart. In February of 1977 I began to see myself as a sinner dependent on the grace of God. For several weeks, I would rush home from school and spend the remainder of the day in the study of the scriptures. I wanted to talk to everyone about my God.

The second Sunday in June, after preaching by Elder R.A. Tindall, I went forward and asked for a home in the Perryton Church. That evening I was baptized by my first pastor, Elder T.J. Pittman. I entertained thoughts about preaching. My efforts proved that I was not called. After I concluded that I was not called to preach, I became bitter that God had not called me to preach. I continued in this state for a few years. I am thankful that through a loving God and a patient, godly wife, I survived this period. I finally was brought to a low humble state. I asked God for forgiveness and I became willing to fill whatever position God would have me to fulfill. Almost immediately, I noticed a change in my study and attempts to preach.

During 1994, I filled several appointments. After my home church liberated me in 1995, I filled monthly appointments at four different churches. On Saturday before the Fifth Sunday in March 1996, I was ordained to the gospel ministry. The charge was preached by my pastor, Elder Vernon Venable.

I have pastored at Andrews, Littlefield, Perryton, and Levelland, Texas. I have found that all the churches were kind and gracious. I have always been treated much better than I deserved.”

larry heldman  

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)