My dad has been serving faithfully as a deacon of Church of Hope since 1998. On Sunday, we recognized him for his hard work and steadfastness in the Word. What an honor to serve alongside my own father. He is a man of great character and fortitude. He is a man of integrity and a man of God. He is also a man who committed and retired after 20 years of serving as a submariner in the US Navy. He then served another 20 years and retired from the United States Post Office. This year in October puts him at 18 years of serving as a deacon of Church of Hope. As you can probably tell, I am very proud of my father.