01 Apr Seasoned Saint Spotlight – Brother Henry J. Ware
This month I would like to introduce a long-time member of Fellowship. Some know him personally but others might say, he’s the guy in the choir. I will share some very interesting pointers that I learned when I conducted a questionnaire interview with Brother Ware.
Where and when were you born?
I was born in Aragon Georgia in July 1958. My wife’s name is Mary Ware and we have been married for 31 years. We have 5 children: Antonio Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Kelli Murray, Shelli Robinson. Fredrick Jenkins, 10 Grand kids and 3 God children.
Brother Ware’s primary hobbies are:
Woodworking, working in the yard and fishing. He also loves spending time with family; carpentry, gardening, camping, fishing, dancing, singing, listening to music, swimming and working on do- it-yourself projects.
I asked him to tell us briefly about his career including activities at Fellowship.
I graduated from Rockmart High School in 1976. I immediately enlisted in the Air Force at a young age. I gained experience as an Aircraft Electrician working on bomber and tanker aircraft for three years. I then came to Georgia and was a part of an elite squadron which gave me the opportunity to travel to many places I thought I never could visit. After my four years I became a civilian at Robins Air Force Base working for the government as an aircraft electrician. After several years as an electrician, I became an Avionics Supervisor and managed the workload for the C5 Aircraft. I was later promoted to a team lead position managing more people with more responsibilities. After many years in this position, I became the Human Resource Chief for the squadron to the present. My many activities at fellowship goes back to when the chapel was first built. I use to clean the church and mow the lawn. I later became an usher and was and still am a part of the men cooking ministry. I sing in the men and mass choir. I worked the food ministry with Brother Clay. I attended all the Christian enrichment classes that Pastor Reid offered. I currently attend bible study under Pastor Tolan Morgan.
How has your career molded you as a person?
My career has taught me how to relate to people by listening, encouraging, assisting, being patience, understanding and that life is not all about me but others.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
To be patient, kind, giving and to love myself so that I can love others. How would you like to be remembered? As a loving person and as someone who brought people joy
What is “your message” (words of wisdom) to Generations X, Y and Z?
[X generation: start living] | [Y generation: learn to love yourself] | Z generation: learn to respect yourself so you can respect others]. Remember someone can always teach you something.
What are your “special” Scriptures?
John 3:16, 17
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it*, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Favorite quote from Pastor Reid
“Never let anyone or anything live rent free in your mine”.
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker