Life at CTK

Growing together in the Word at Christ the King, Memphis

Honoring our Veterans

Christ the King is fortunate enough to have a number of veterans and active military among our membership. We love and honor our veterans and appreciate the opportunity to say a special word of thanks on or around Veterans Day every year.

On November 8, 2020, we celebrated with a Veterans Breakfast, catered by Chick-Fil-A, during which we had the privilege of hearing from two WWII pilots, Ken Lewis and Irwin Rumler, who gave us fascinating glimpses of their wartime experiences. Gary Osing provided a brief history of events leading up to the Second World War, and Hubert Dellinger spoke of life on the home front. The crowd of approximately eighty-five members and friends, young and old, were enthralled by the stories of their honored guests.

Additionally, CTK’s Quilt of Valor ministry, headed by Sharron Bearly, presented veteran Stephen Andrews with a beautiful quilt sewn by Lorraine Parker, wrapping him in the loving, grateful arms of his CTK community. Job Comfort Dog, in his Kare-9 camo vest, was on hand with his veteran handler Pete Wasmund.

God bless our heroes! We thank you for your service and your sacrifice. We salute you and your families and wish you and your fellow members of the Armed Forces God’s continued care and blessing.

Lorraine Parker and Sharron Bearly display the magnificent quilt.
Veteran Stephen Andrews is wrapped in his Quilt of Valor. Thank you for your service, Stephen!
Speakers Gary Osing, Ken Lewis, Irwin Rumler, Hubert Dellinger


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