Michael Duncan

Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

“You sure do have a lot of doubts for a man who is supposed to be a preacher.”

I never knew if the man who said that was upset with me, surprised, or trying to give me a nudge toward not pursuing ministry. Perhaps he was trying to do all three.

It was in 1974, and I was preaching a revival near Hardinsburg, Kentucky, at a church pastored by one of my seminary friends.