My friend Claude Painter just graduated to heaven. Our loss is heaven's gain. Claude was a mighty man of God, a perfect example of Messiah to everyone who knew him. He will be missed greatly! His sense of humor, his warmth and encouragement will never be forgotten. He and his wife Esther were huge encouragers to me as I began broadcasting. They tirelessly copied and labeled many of my early shows and there are boxes of tapes in my basement to prove it!
He loved to sing, had a big booming voice and was gifted in so many ways. Today's program is my dedication, my tribute to my dear friend Claude. I hope it blesses you!