BHM Honorable Mentions

“Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:17


Hi again and thankyou for honoring our Lord in honoring His word and studying it. You will never have to say that you are sorry for reading and studying God’s wonderful word. Speaking of honor, the Christian is commanded to “honor” those that deserve it. And we should! What is “Honor?”

Honor: The esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; A testimony of esteem; any expression of respect or of high estimation by words or actions; Dignity; exhalted rank or place; distinction.

On this page I have reserved it only for those that deserve being honored. But not deserving as the world, the flesh and the Devils honors would be, but that which the Lord would agree with. Unselfish sacrifice and giving, and service to our Lord. As I honor some here, if you have a honorable mention that is deserving of being here, e-mail me and we will consider placing them here also. Spiritual honors and respect deserved. Brother Thurman


“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” Romans 13:7

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;” Romans 12:10

“That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him.” John 5:23

“Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:17

“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” 1 Peter 3:7

Dr. Thomas J. Whitfield

April 15, 1941- March 5, 2022

Dr. Whitfield was a God chosen mentor for me. He was instumental in teaching me to care about the souls of men and win them to Christ. He taught me to soul win in the field. He also took me into prisons and jails to preach to men and women. He supported my faith both spiritually and financially when needed. He taught and exhorted me to Believe, trust, love and stand on God’s Holy word. He never indoctrinated me with his beliefs, but always led me to “What does the Bible say,” and lived the same messge in front of me. In this picture he had come up north to a ministry I was directing for troubled men and taught Bible classes with me. He signed this picture which I have in my Bible, “T.V. cooked it!” He is one of the signatures on my ordination and I am honored to have it. I knew him and served the Lord with him for around 20 years and he never changed or compromised his walk with the Lord. He was faithful to the end and finished right. Wonderful Brother and hand picked of the Lord to teach and guide me in the things of God. It will be good to see Him again. Some of his verses he loved were Philippians 4:13 and Ephesians 6:12-17. A true soldier of Jesus Christ. Brother Thurman.

Dr. Charles Roy Grigsby

January 1938 – July 30, 2008

Dr. Grigsby was my first Pastor at Rheinland Baptist Church in Landstuhl, Germany where the Lord saved me in 1981 while serving a overseas tour in the U.S. Airforce. He was the one the Lord assigned over me as a babe in Christ, and man did he have his hands full with me. He and his wonderful wife Florann were there as missionaries to the U.S. Military there in and around Ramstein which was headquarters USAFE. He was a wonderful Pastor. He preached hard and straight (just like I needed.) He was also a wonderful teacher of God’s word and fed me with the spiritual milk that I needed to get started in my walk with the Lord. He also had a Christian School at the church during the week for the American children there with there families that needed to be in school. He did not hesitate to pull me aside and correct me as a good Pastor would. Sometimes where others could hear the correcting while it was going on. All part of the responsibility that he took seriously in taking care of the flock. I am honored and thankful to the Lord for picking out the men He put in my life at the time I needed them. He does the same for all of us that are in the body of Christ. I did get to phone him and speak with him years later and tell him I was preaching and teaching and what the Lord was doing with me shortly before he went home. He was happy to hear from me. I told him I would like to see him again on this side and he said that that would be good. That never materialized. See you over there Brother Roy, I love you and thank you.

Pastor Andrew Hercula

October 21, 1940 – June 18, 2014

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Sister Jacqueline Hercula

August 29,1925 – January 17,2021

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Dr. Peter S. Ruckman

November 19,1921- April 21, 2016

Saved – March 14, 1949

B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Founder, Pensacola Bible Institute

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