06 Jun Seasoned Saint Spotlight – Brother L. C. Holmes Jr.
FBBC Senior Saint for June 2019:
Brother L. C. Holmes Jr.
This brief sketch of a long-time dedicated member gives credence to why he should be recognized as FBBC’s Senior Saint for June 2019. Using the questioning interview technique, introduces one of our truly faithful members.
► Brother LC, where were you born? I was born in Dooly County, Georgia.
► Tell us about your spouse and children: My wife’s name is Elaine Holmes and we have been married for 34 years and are the parents of 3 children: Lonnie, Tobaris and Lauren.
► Briefly describe your hobbies and special activities: My hobbies are collecting and restoring old cars, gardening, working out and listening to jazz.
► Give us an overview of your education and career: I was educated in the Dooly County School System and upon graduation from High School I attended Albany Vocational College and received a 2-year certificate in Automotives. I served in the US Airforce for 4 years as an Aircraft Crew Chief. After being discharged from the service in 1972, I started my career at Robins Air Force Base in Special Operations Forces as a Helicopter Technician. Continued to grow and educate myself part time. Completed four years at Macon Technical College: two years for Electronics technology and 2 years for Mechanical Technology, finally, I received another Associates degree in Business from Middle Georgia Residential College. 15 years later I was promoted to an Aircraft Missiles and Weapons Technician, subsequently, Lead Equipment Specialist, and I ended my career as Program Manager for Missiles and Weapons. I retired after 44 years of government service. I had the opportunity to travel to many States in this Union, as well as England and Germany.
► Explain your relationship with FBBC: I became a member of Fellowship in 1989. I am a member of the Men’s Choir, Mass Choir, and a past member of Voices of Fellowship Choir. I‘ve received several certificates for faithful dedication and
attendance in the Male Choir. I received the “Father of the Year Award” in 1998.
► What important lesson did you learn from your career: My Career in the United States Government taught me to work hard, and to be the best at what I represent.
► What is the most important lesson you have learned? The most important lessons that I have learned in life is that we must treat people the way we want to be treated.
► LC, how do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as a hardworking, loyal and loving person; also, I would like to be remembered as a Christian that served and gave to build God’s kingdom.
► What are your words of wisdom? My words of wisdom to generations x, y and z are: always respect authority and “love thy neighbor as thyself”.
► LC, Last question: What is your favorite Scripture and quote? My favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and my favorite quote is “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reach but by the seeds that you plant” Robert Lois Stevenson
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker