Dear Brother Osborne,
It was a joy to see your website and how current it is.
Yesterday I was at breakfast with a man who is about 80. He had been greatly influenced by you when he was a high school youth and lived in Kremmling CO or Rangely when you held a meeting. You encouraged him to go to David Lipscomb. He is a great disciple of Jesus. He has helped to start the SE church of Christ here in Denver area (Aurora). I have had a prayer meeting and breakfast with him on Tuesday for about 25 years. He mentioned you as this influence and then we struggled to remember your name.
This morning during my meditation God gave your name to me. Thought of the men of Jesus-centered grace who had influenced our great brotherhood in my ministry years. I started preaching when I was about 22 and now am 64. My mentor on my Masters At ACU was Tom Olbricht and have good friendships with John Willis and other ACU old timers.
Other Jesus centered grace preachers came to my mind this morning.
K.C. Moser, Paul Easley, Leroy Garrett, Carl Ketcherside and Ruel Lemmons.
In a bit younger group I place Richard Rogers from Lubbock,
Now we are blessed to have in the 60's brotherhood men such as
Lynn Anderso, Rick Atchley, Max Lucado, Chris Seidman, Jim Hackney and Terry Rush.
At Pepperdine we have Rick Marrs and Tim Willis.
In Denver here we have many Jesus-centered grace oriented preachers who encourage me.
I have been preaching in the Denver area and no serve as preacher/elder for SE church having been here for 28 years as the preacher.
Mike Meyer, Robert Lee, Collin Packer and others center their preaching on Jesus.
Thanks again for your work and for this site.
I hope I have not offended you by associating you with these brothers who also have inspired me through the years.
Preacher/Elder Southeast church of Christ