Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church        423 E,  Hwy 110 East Street, Heber Springs, AR.
Meet the Pastor
Laurie   and   Joyce   DeWitt   met   in   nursing   school   in Little   Rock, Arkansas   in   1969.      Neither   having   anything better   to   do   decided   that   they   would   get   married.      This happened   in   1970.      A   year   later   a   bawling   baby   boy entered   the   scene,   followed   by   a   dandy   daughter   some 18 months later. Laurie   and   Joyce   worked   as   nurses   for   a   while.      Joyce   needed   to   spend   more   time   with the   kids,   so   she   worked   part   time.      Later   Laurie   organized   a   $500,000   insurance   debit.     However, he felt called to work for the Lord, so he put that aside. A   year   was   put   in   selling   the   Bible   Story   and   related   books.      Then   some   nursing,   some more   insurance   sales,   and   whatever.      In   January   of   1979,   Laurie   and   Joyce   decided   to   cast their   future   wholly   on   the   Lord's   will.      Two   months   later,   Laurie   found   himself   taking   theology at Pacific Union College above the beautiful Napa Valley in California.  Four   years   of   school   there   and   it   was   on   to   Texas   where   the   internship   began   in Edinburgh   and   Pharr,   Texas.     After   10   months   it   was   on   to   Galveston/Texas   City,   Texas.   Then Conroe,   Texas.   Then   Rusk   and   Elkhart,   Texas.   One   day   there   was   a   phone   call   inviting   them to   move   to   Alberta,   Canada   to   pastor   the   Lethbridge   church.   "Why   not?"   Joyce   said,   so   off they went for a exciting 3 year adventure. The   need   came   to   be   closer   home,   so   Laurie   and   Joyce   moved   back   to   pastor   in   the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. They have lived and Pastored in the Batesville, Arkansas district for nearly 14 years. Besides   his   LPN   and   BS   in   theology,   Laurie   has   taken   1   Unit   of   Clinical   Pastoral Education   in   a   hospital   setting,   has   worked   with   Prepare/Enrich,   Marriage   Encounter,   Binding the   Wounds   (for   emotional   healing)   and   the   Peacemaker   seminar.      He   currently   volunteers   as Hospital Chaplian at the local hospital. His hobbies include computers, automobiles, and gardening. His passion is seeing people learn to love Jesus. Joyce   is   an   LPN,   and   has   4   years   experience   in   a   Chemical   Dependency   setting,   and has her PHT (putting hubby through). They have 3 grandchildren (can we show you the pictures?) that live out of state. They live more or less quietly with 2 cats and a daschund.
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Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church 423 E,  Hwy 110 East Street, Heber Springs, AR.
Meet the Pastor
Laurie   and   Joyce   DeWitt   met   in nursing   school   in   Little   Rock,   Arkansas in   1969.      Neither   having   anything   better to    do    decided    that    they    would    get married.       This    happened    in    1970.       A year   later   a   bawling   baby   boy   entered the     scene,     followed     by     a     dandy daughter some 18 months later. Laurie   and   Joyce   worked   as   nurses   for   a   while.      Joyce   needed   to spend   more   time   with   the   kids,   so   she   worked   part   time.      Later   Laurie organized   a   $500,000   insurance   debit.      However,   he   felt   called   to   work   for the Lord, so he put that aside. A   year   was   put   in   selling   the   Bible   Story   and   related   books.      Then some   nursing,   some   more   insurance   sales,   and   whatever.      In   January   of 1979,   Laurie   and   Joyce   decided   to   cast   their   future   wholly   on   the   Lord's will.      Two   months   later,   Laurie   found   himself   taking   theology   at   Pacific Union College above the beautiful Napa Valley in California.  Four    years    of    school    there    and    it    was    on    to    Texas    where    the internship   began   in   Edinburgh   and   Pharr,   Texas.     After   10   months   it   was   on to    Galveston/Texas    City,    Texas.    Then    Conroe,    Texas.    Then    Rusk    and Elkhart,   Texas.   One   day   there   was   a   phone   call   inviting   them   to   move   to Alberta,   Canada   to   pastor   the   Lethbridge   church.   "Why   not?"   Joyce   said, so off they went for a exciting 3 year adventure. The   need   came   to   be   closer   home,   so   Laurie   and   Joyce   moved   back to pastor in the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. They   have   lived   and   Pastored   in   the   Batesville,   Arkansas   district   for nearly 14 years. Besides   his   LPN   and   BS   in   theology,   Laurie   has   taken   1   Unit   of Clinical    Pastoral    Education    in    a    hospital    setting,    has    worked    with Prepare/Enrich,   Marriage   Encounter,   Binding   the   Wounds   (for   emotional healing)   and   the   Peacemaker   seminar.      He   currently   volunteers   as   Hospital Chaplian at the local hospital. His hobbies include computers, automobiles, and gardening. His passion is seeing people learn to love Jesus. Joyce    is    an    LPN,    and    has    4    years    experience    in    a    Chemical Dependency setting, and has her PHT (putting hubby through). They   have   3   grandchildren   (can   we   show   you   the   pictures?)   that   live out of state. They live more or less quietly with 2 cats and a daschund.