Recently Joan and I attended a fundraiser in behalf of “For His Glory Ministries” (www.forhisglorymin.org), led by Evangelist Rob Welch, bringing the Gospel of Jesus, cumulatively, to hundreds of thousands in India, but mostly in Africa.
Larry Collett was host and emcee.
Within days longtime friend Dr. David Claybrook – staff member of For His Glory Ministries – and I attended an “Integrity Resources” (www.integrityresources.org) luncheon at a St. Louis airport hotel gathering with perhaps 800 others wherein St. Louis Cardinal Manager Mike Matheny was speaker, sharing the story of his faith in Jesus.
Again, Larry Collett was emcee.
I mentioned to Larry that when I attend a gathering wherein he is in attendance, especially in the many cases of his leading it, I know I’m in the right place.
The timing of this brief radio conversation was the fact that Larry had recently coauthoring two books: The Restored Life and Living the Restored Life, focused on the reality of abiding in Christ , as described in John 15. .
His effective roles of service include being Chairman of the “1999 Greater St. Louis Crusade with Billy Graham,” conducted in the Jones Dome where the St. Louis Rams play football. He chairs a St. Louis group of business CEO’s/executives, led nationally by Dr. Henry Blackaby (of “Experiencing God” renown) who desire to seek God and please Him in their personal lives and widespread influence.
Larry remains active following years as the effective Chief Executive Officer of Cass Information Systems, which includes ownership of Cass Bank in St. Louis, heavily involved in financing ministry facilities and improving race relations.. He continues to serve as a member of that board.
This list of credits of a man … supported by his dear wife Sharon (Sherry) Collett … could run into pages. Seeing the beautiful Christ-like spirit of Sherry reminds me that Larry and I married well!
Larry expresses that his retirement as CEO, in part, was decided out of his calling to write. A focus of his upcoming in writing, he reports, is to call attention to “learning to listen” and obey as God speaks to each one of us.
Expected more from Larry Collett later!!