Tim Spurgeon

I never realized I was lost until I was 11 years old, and me and my brother Chris went to visit our brother Ron in Franklin, Kentucky. While visiting him, his church, Drakes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, started revival. Brother Pete Porter was helping their pastor, Brother Thomas Carter. We went every night and I had never gone to the alter or even prayed for my soul before. Then one night at service, I don’t remember which night, but Sister Gann came to me and asked me if I was lost and I told her I didn’t know and she asked if I wanted to pray, so I went and was not under conviction, but Sister Gann kept asking me every night and I got under conviction as the week went on. I did not get saved there in Kentucky. When we got home, it wasn’t long and our Aunt Joan passed away. And on August 21, 1983 at Southside Missionary Baptist Church, our whole family was there and my brother Chris got up to join the church and my brother Jeff had never told of being saved, and God told me “Look, Jeff is going up there” and I was so scared and I was the only one not up there, so I went to the alter. I don’t know how long I was there. I tried to bargain with the Lord, told him I would give up everything, and do anything for Him and as I said, I don’t know how long I was there, but I finally said “Lord I give up if you aren’t going to save me then I will get up.” I don’t remember anything after I got up, until I was hugging my Aunt Juanita and she was singing “I’ll Meet You In The Morning”. When I came back to earth, I realized I had just been with the Lord for a little while. It was a feeling that to this day I still can’t fully explain, but I knew without a doubt that if I died that very moment, I would be in Heaven with my Jesus. I joined Southside that day and was baptized shortly after by Brother Paul Roy.