Judge Ray Willis

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h e ' d j Parl.Time l'rp-i|.1ii.r« onto a sidetrack * ' edtlU!1 S Carolina. In came I t h a t ! Methodist Circuit and Tennessee Eastman employe, keeps busy night and day with two jobs and numerous hobbies. Rev. Ray Willis Finds Time For Jobs, Hobbies, Ministry By BUTTY KLA.M Ray Willis, minister of the Sur- f a - ! her old JBOinsville Methodist Circuit and Tennessee Jiaslman employe. her u l chug. a a k e of Seoul. His f a t h e r Is chaplain ol his Boy Scout troop. Willis, his wife. N i n a , and son live at 1-117 Hridwcll Street. Besides his regular duties at the three chapels nl his circuit, Wil- dcacon In 'is makes hospital calls and home IS.il. He became an elder in t h e ] v i s i t s each evening a f t e r he gets Methodist Church a f t e r complet-jhome from his work al Eastman ing a four-year ministerial course He also writes his .sermons In at mghls through correspondence! ihe evenings. He never wriles « was licensed 11, 1343. He was ordained to preach on June Fi-uory and Henry College. Willis, County, Klugsport clerk In Eastman. Served who Va., was n born in Lee to sermon in lull, but uses very brief depends very guidance" in notes and heavily says he "divine His first pastorale was the Kings 1905, came in 1M3. He Is now a [delivering the sermons. Laboratory Storage at Seen Many New Churches Since he has been a minister. Willis has seen many new churches and pastorales built. Amis Chap- Circuit 3,000-acre farm'Tear eeven like are down in a big deal. He has business s as well as friends por Circuit, which he held for six! years. This circuit included three chapels, Mountain View, Emory and Bethel. Five years following this pastorate, he was minister to De- Pews Chapel. He has been in the Surgoinsville Circuit for the past four years. j a m b i l i o n . When he compleled his His schedule, which includes! ministerial course at Emory last preaching at three chapels, is a',£. ( ! il , r a n l w a s ordained an rider by very busy one. He preaches at both Sunday morning and Sunday evening services on Sundays at Kincaid, Amis Chapels. Modified Circuit Rider A modified e x a m p l e ol the Methodist circuit riders of the past, Willis has no assistants. Each of the chapels he pastors has a regular visitation period which he supervises. He is proud of the fact that all of Ihe chapels in his circuit are growing rapidly. A Vacation Bible School just closed at Amis Chapel which enrolled 100 students. Even though he has two jobs. school rooms to its church build- Ing, which they built only few years ago. Willis says that he has always w a n t e d to be a preacher. When he was a small child, this was his Bishop Roy Shorl. he felt his goal , had been "at least partially ac- alternating ; c o I T m l i s n «l." Fudge a n d ' of is Cyprus Primate May Visit Eire Willis has no trouble f i n d i n g time DUBLIN. Aug. 3 (INS)--Archbishop Makarios has Indicated that hr. may visit Ireland soon. The archbishop, in an interview with a correspondent of the Irish Times in Athens, said: "We hold in -high esteem (he. for hobbies. He cooks a srcal deal, freedom-loving Irish people, who has a g a r d e n , and fishes. H i s - h a v e repeatedly manifested their g r e a t e s t "hobby," he says, is his support lor the struggle of the f a m i l y . 'people of Cyprus for s e l f - d e l e i m i - lias Three D a u c h l e r s I n a l i o n . We would be very He has three d a u e h l e r s , one s o n U o be able to visit i n d three g r a n d c h i l d r e n . His son. ho be. able lo do so Max Ray. first class Boy future."

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  1. Kingsport Times-News,
  2. 04 Aug 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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