Morris, Floydcomment (0)
August 18, 2005
Floyd Morris is 91 years old and a lifetime member of Mineola Baptist Church, Uriah. After teaching himself to read using the Bible, Morris served the church in various ways including Sunday School superintendent, adult teacher, song director for 40 years and deacon for more than 60 years.
Q: How did you teach yourself to read?
A: When I was 12, I asked my brother (a leader in the church) about reading the Scripture in devotion and prayer meeting. I started by memorizing the 14th chapter of the Gospel of John. The Lord taught me and I give Him all credit for it. I thank the Lord that He enabled me to do it.
Q: How does this make you feel?
A: I just really thank the Lord because He did teach me so I could read fairly well. I can go any place and stand by any scholar with a doctor’s degree because he is just a human being like I am.
Q: Were you active with Bethlehem Baptist Association?
A: I was 12 years old when I went to my first associational meeting. I was there every month with a meeting. (Years later), we were paying interest on the associational building, I said I wanted to have a week’s revival and have a meeting at the five largest churches in the association. We were able to get the debt paid off that week.
Q: What led you to become active in church?
A: Somebody had to do it, and it was hard to get anyone to do it. I desired to take it and do it.
Q: What have you gotten from the ministry?
A: A blessing of being there with them and a blessing from God. That’s all I wanted and that’s best of all. The best part was my fellowship with Him.