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Mike Streval


Elder Mike Strevel

He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 27, 1952. He professed a hope in Jesus and was baptized by Elder Joe Hildreth at Utoy Church in October1961. He received a call to the ministry in the summer of 1970, and was ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry on July 23, 1976, by authority of the Paris Church in Paris, Arkansas, under the pastorate of Elder H. D. Fulmer. He was called to pastor that church in August of 1976, where he continued as pastor until March of 1979. During this time, he graduated from theUniversity of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, Arkansas, where he received a BS in elementary education and taught in the public schools of that state. In May of 1979, he moved to Ripley, Mississippi, to assist Elder Hassell Wallis in starting a church in Ripley, where he was called as the associate pastor, and has continued in the pastorate there until this present writing(February, 1999). After teaching in the public schools, he felt a burden to found Ripley Christian School, which is a college preparatory school, for the families of the church, and has also ministered to many young people from the community.

On July 3, 1971, he married Kathy Nutt of Falkner, Mississippi, who was a member of Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church, pastored by Elder Hassell Wallis. To this union of now nearly 28 years have been born six children. Elder Strevel says, "God has been so very gracious to me and my family, and He has lead me in a sweet way which I do not deserve. I hope to love, praise, and serve Him all the remaining days of my life."


Elder Mike Streval departed this life on March 10, 2006 at the age of 54. He was a faithful pastor and shepherd of God's people for 29 years, serving as pastor of Ripley Primitive Baptist Church for 26 years. He was an extraordinary teacher and spent 25 years shaping the lives of young people at Ripley Christian School.

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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)