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My name is Dave B. Council. Just call me Dave. I would like to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Memphis. As a child, my life was filled with coping with Physical Therapy as a result of partial Cerebral Palsy. I am forever grateful for my parent's perseverence and love through those times. My brother and sister were always giving of themselves as well, growing up.

I believe the Lord had a plan for me to praise and worship Him. However, as I progressed into my teenage years, there were many times in which I tried everything to gain happiness. Finally, the Holy Spirit convinced me that I needed Jesus. At that time I surrendered my heart and life over to Him. Although my life has not always been a bed of roses, Jesus has never left my side. There is great peace, security, and inner joy knowing Him.

For many years I have served in several churches as a volunteer and part-time minister of music in the West Tennessee area. Also, I have taken part in singing for several local southern gospel singing groups as well. Later, I felt the call to be a minister. The Lord opened many doors of service to pastor several churches in the area part-time.

My disability through the years has caused me to have to give up my part-time pastoral ministry, although I held my last position for almost seven years. In that time I served as a volunteer chaplain for three years for the Dyersburg Police Department. I have been disabled from secular public work for eleven years.

I am so grateful for the honor of God allowing me to become a part of THERE'S HOPE and BJ MINISTRIES. I feel like we are a family as a group. The Lord has chosen us to make a difference in people's lives. My wife, Joan, and two-teenage daughters, Kimberly and Lisa, take a very active part in this ministry as well. I am so glad to be back in gospel music. We have a message of Hope and Love in Jesus that we want to bring to the world. Thank you for letting me share a part of my life with you. God Bless You.

Sincerely, Dave

1 CHRON. 4:10..."Oh' that You would bless me indeed....And God granted him what he requested......."

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