Planted At Woodlawn Cemetery

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Bill once told me that when he died, he wanted to ‘be planted’ in Woodlawn Cemetery. I asked Bill where he believed he would spend eternity, Heaven or Hell. I hurt in my heart when Bill looked me in the eye and said, “Hell.”

Bill went on to tell me that he had been a terrible person and no one life him could go to heaven. I assured Bill that he could go to Heaven. He said, “But you, do not know what I have done.” He was right, but I reminded Bill, he did not know what I had done either. I told him that on my own merit, I would be destined for Hell, but Jesus makes the difference.

That day I had the opportunity to show Bill, in God’s Word, that he did not have to go to Hell. He could go to Heaven. I shared verses like John 3:16, Romans 3:10, 18, 23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9, 10, 13. Bill and his wife, Pat, prayed that day accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. I do not remember Bill smiling and being filled with that much joy prior to our talk.

Over the next couple of years, Bill became close and I loved him like a brother. He had a stroke and ended up in a Nursing Home. I visited him a few times each week. He and Pat ate a Thanksgiving meal in my home with my family. Bill had changed so much and often we talked about the Lord, and eternity.

After that Thanksgiving meal, I took Bill back to the Nursing Home. He was so happy. That night, Bill had a massive stroke and died. They planted Bill’s body at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bill was no longer in that body. Bill was with his Savior, he had entered his eternity. He had met his Lord face to face.

Someday I hope to see Bill again.

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Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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