Several years ago I was looking for a new chapel leader for the Tennessee Smokies AA baseball team. I searched the internet for a church in the area and found First Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN. Dr. Rich Liner was Senior Pastor there and I asked him for a recommendation. He suggested two young men, Dan Kirkpatrick and Wesley Baldwin, men who Dr. Liner had been mentoring. This was a "God thing" because Dan and Wesley were a wonderful "team" and they did a great job. One of their players, Gabe Gross, has made it to the big leagues and is a good friend of mine. This picture was taken in January 2004 on the afternoon of Gabe's wedding. Although Wesley has moved to Texas to attend seminary and the Smokies have changed their affiliation, Dan and Wesley continue to be great friends and partners in ministry. Dr. Liner is such a blessing and an encouragement to me.
Dan Kirkpatrick and David Fisher in Alabama