With the commitment and purpose I see in Dale Pugh, I never suspected he had a “past!” But he talks about it in this radio conversation, along with the complete turnaround he experienced “… when he called on the Lord from a jail cell!”
Below he shares his life’s summary … in his own words:
“Dale was raised in the St. Louis area. As a young man he was rebellious and got involved in the drug culture. After being arrested five times by age 17 he had a dramatic salvation experience when he called on the Lord from a jail cell. After being gloriously saved he received a call to the ministry.
“Dale and his wife Kathy served as missionaries for seventeen years in Mexico. While raising three children they were involved in church planting, leadership training and marriage ministry. He is a graduate of International Bible College and Seminary and King’s Way Missionary Institute. Dale is now International Coordinator of World Indigenous Missions. [See www.worldim.org] .
“Dale is traveling internationally. He has taken the Gospel to over 30 countries on five continents. Besides writing books he has done extensive work on radio and in the press.”
Though Dale Pugh’s mission service takes him all over the world, I am among the many who observe his good influence right here in mid-America.
Though Dale was in jail but a short time, the Holy Spirit used his time in jail for him to “…call upon the Lord,” resulting in his life-changing salvation. Christian witnesses shared the “Good News” with him – Ron Sutton, Joe Mancuso, Rolland Smith (now in Heaven) and Rolland’s wife Carrie – who he continues to love and appreciates!
With confinement in jail a factor in Dale Pugh’s life, I am impressed to add “links” to a few additional inspirational stories which one can hear anytime – a few among many — related to jails and prisons urging you to “hang on to them” as future resources:
To hear and read about … “Pastor Phil Brownlee in STL County jail listened hours a day to Bible teaching on Bott Radio Network” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/586/5/;
To hear … “Mark Whitacre: ADM price fixer, FBI whistleblower, suicidal; ‘prison was “Best years of my life!’” … click on … www.haroldhendrick.com/content/view/764/5;
To hear … “Dr. Henry Blackaby (“Experiencing God”); re his visits to joyful Angola Prisoners’ on death row!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/442/5/;
To hear … “Ron Boyer spent 22 years in prison; drawn to faith in Christ, now a STL pastor; ministers to inmates” … click on … www.haroldhendrick.com/content/view/608/5/;
To hear … “Bruce Hunter shares interesting stories of his days with prison cellmate, ‘TV Evangelist’ Jim Baker “ … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/744/5/
To hear … “Nathaniel Johnson, ‘Boogie”’ Anders; both offenders, in prison, converted; now ministry to offenders” … (Boogie is now retired) … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/214/5/
For those “Imprisoned” by alcohol ….
To hear … “’Old’ Pat Bradley: alcoholic w broken home; ‘New’ Pat: joy, purpose, meaning, helping poor worldwide” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/757/5 /
To hear … “Brad Gilbert: “Would you buy a car from this man?” Probably yes, after hearing his powerful story!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/771/5/
For those “Imprisoned” by Pornography…
To hear … “Don Gray tells of his 35 year addiction to porn; heard Gospel, received Christ, addiction broken!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/732/5 .