04 May Golden Spotlight: Chester Coach
“The Lord is my Shepherd.” (Psalm 23:1)
The “Golden Spotlight” this month shines on an individual who was born December 18, 1948 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Our May honoree is Brother Chester Coach.
I used my traditional question and answer interview approach to highlight some of the aspects of Brother Coach’s life.
What is your wife’s name?
Carole M. Coach
How long have you been married?
Do you have children? If yes, how many and their names.
Together we have four children. Chester Jr., Alton, Etchika, and Zufiya
What are your hobbies/interests?
My hobbies are drawing, reading, gardening and fishing.
Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.
I served in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Egress System Technician for four years. After my military commitment ex-pired, I served as a government employee as a Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing Engineering Technician for 28 years at Kelly Air Force Base (AFB), located in San Anto-nio, Texas. After Kelly AFB closed in 2001, I changed career fields and, relocated to Robins Air Force Base and served as a Technical Contents Manager for nine years until I retired.
In 2002, I became a member of FBBC and served as an usher, greeter and a leader for the Men’s 60+ Ministry.
How has your career molded you as a person?
My career helped and caused me to be more disciplined and focused.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
Trust God for all your needs.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as one who loved God, a good husband and father, and a caring and generous man.
What is “your message” (words of wisdom) to future generations?
Spend more time reading the Bible books and less time on Facebook.
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker Sr.