Long-time Volunteers Multiplied LWF Ministry Impact
Karl and Kay Wilson, who have chosen pseudonyms so the glory of their lives will be God’s alone, met the Lord and each other through Adrian Rogers and Love Worth Finding.
Theirs is a story of late-blooming love, long-time service, and what promises to be a lasting legacy.
“God saved me watching Dr. Rogers on TV,” Kay said, “It was in the early 70s and I was living in East Memphis. I couldn’t wait to drive over to Bellevue Baptist Church (then in Midtown Memphis). Kay, a single gal in her 40s, became a part of the church’s robust fellowship and began singing in the choir.
Meanwhile, Karl, also a never-married single, took a job transfer from Jackson, Mississippi to Memphis in 1977. The Wilsons met in Sunday school class and became great friends. Just friends…for the better part of two decades.
“I didn’t think Karl would ever marry,” Kay said. “Though I had prayed specifically, ‘Lord, send someone to Karl if that’s Your will…and send someone to me.’”
Karl was as surprised as anyone at God’s direction: “A friend invited me to a Promise Keeper’s conference in Dallas. The conference was mostly about marriage. I realized I was missing out on a big calling. I came back and I said to myself, ‘if this doesn’t wear off in two weeks, I’m going to do something about it.”
The Wilsons were married at a friend’s home in April 1996, the same year Karl retired. “We were an old married couple on our wedding day,” Kay joked. Pastor Adrian Rogers and his wife, Joyce, attended the wedding. “He gave us a blessing,” Kay said. “It meant so much to us and still does.”
Throughout most of their 27-year marriage, the Wilsons served as Love Worth Finding volunteers. Now 90 and 87, Karl and Kay were regulars in the LWF mailroom until 2022.
“This one’s going to a prisoner in Beaumont, Texas,” Karl said in 2021, as he packaged a copy of “Unveiling The End Times In OurTimes.”
Karl asked, "Isn't that amazing?"
“We love to see how the Gospel is going out all over the world,” Kay added.
If the Wilsons have their way, the Gospel will continue to be shared around the globe through Love Worth Finding. The two have ensured their legacy, and the legacy of Adrian Rogers, will reach into the next generation by providing a gift to LWF in their will.
As always, LWF is grateful for faithful donors and volunteers, and for those who use LWF materials to witness to others. All are partners in sharing profound truth, simply stated.
This story was originally published in December 2021.