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September 10, 2009
By Kristen Lindsey
First Baptist Church, Eufaula
Barbour Baptist Association
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13
Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
Hobbies: Visiting people
Family Status: Widowed; one son, Frank Jr.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Ninety-four-year-old Frank Morrison, who describes himself as “an old man with a young heart,” received his doctorate in theology from the University of Chicago at the age of 93. Asked why he began pursuing the degree at 91 years old, Morrison said, “My son has a doctorate degree, and that encouraged me to catch up with him if I could.”
Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: I had Christian parents and we lived in the country, but we didn’t go to church much. I started going to Sunday School (when I was a teenager). I lived five miles outside of town, and I’d walk or ride a bicycle (to church). I was convicted that I was lost and needed to be saved. I was 16 years old when I trusted the Lord and became a Christian.
Q: How have you been involved in church through the years?
A: I was a pastor for 40 years. After I finished college, I had four churches that I’d rotate each Sunday. Then I went down to two churches. After seminary, I got one church in Jackson, Ala. Then I moved to Lyons, Ga., and I stayed 20 years. While I was there, I started a new church. Once I retired, I came back to Eufaula.
Q: How are you currently ministering?
A: I visit people in the hospital and nursing home. I’m a volunteer there and go every day. I visit and witness to them and try to make them happy. I pray for them and try to encourage them. I just enjoy witnessing to people and telling them that the best is yet to come if you know Jesus.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry in the future?
A: I’m just having a good time. I get up every morning going.
Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: It made me love the Lord and love people. Everybody is somebody.