It has been a true honor and a blessing to serve the LOC in the capacity of Presiding Bishop for the past 15 years. The friendships we developed and the memories we shared over all these years will be with me forever. Reflecting back on these past many years, our family, our dear Christian friends in The Lord, in the LOC have always been with us like the hands and feet and heart of The Lord; through the sad passing of some of our dearest friends, through the highs and lows of ministry, and most dear to our hearts, through Sandy's near fatal illness you have been there, reminding me always of the 23rd Psalm. Never would we have imagined all those many years ago what a wonderful, loving, faithful to the Lord group of friends and organization the LOC would have developed into. A true, worldwide network of faithful Christians whose sole purpose is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all our hearts. But now, my wife Sandy and I have considered that it is time to move the LOC forward under new, young dynamic leadership, allowing what we planted to be watered by someone else, all the while knowing that it is God who makes it grow.