When members of his congregation followed him, Bruce began the OPC in Caney, Kansas and subsequently began a mission in Bartlesville, OK, a few miles south of Caney.In God’s providence, we were called into the OPC and served the Bartlesville congregation until 1982.Dad obtained a new job during my elementary school years and we moved to Newport, Kentucky.Memories include hikes in nearby woods, biking to school, school band, Boy Scouts, and involvement in an Evangelical Congregational Christian Church.After graduation, I had a serious falling out with my father and requested the Army to send me to South Korea.I was assigned to Headquarters Company of 141st Signal Battalion at 1st Cavalry Division headquarters located north of Seoul and just south of the demilitarized zone.Once back home, we determined to leave the Army and seek the Lord for pastoral ministry. After working at minimum wage in a printing plant for a time, I obtained employment as a safety engineer with Traveler’s Insurance Company. During this period, we began worshipping with a Christian Reformed Mission and became members of First Christian Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa.The ministers of Classis Pella were of immense help and encouragement in our pilgrimage into the Reformed faith.
One of my fond memories was marching to chapel to the band playing popular hymn tunes.
Denise Kay was born in 1974 and Kristi Lynn was born in 1975.