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Never too old to pursue a goal

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Richard A. Tabor proudly holds a certificate declaring him an ordained minister. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
Richard Tabor is living proof that people are never too old to accomplish anything.

Recently, the Brazil resident became an ordained minister.

It may have taken eight years, but the 85-year-old accomplished it.

Tabor told The Brazil Times he and his second wife had wanted to start up their own church. However, after she passed away, that may have seemed impossible.

But he still pursued becoming a minister.

Tabor said he was baptized in 2001 and then began studying to become a minister.

"I've studied the Bible all my life," Tabor said. "This is something to be proud of. I finally made it."

Tabor was ordained by Bishop Mitchell Cheatham March 12. Cheatham is a Bishop at Haywood Memorial Church, Greencastle.

Now, Tabor said he plans on ministering where he can, pointing to three different area churches.

"Now, I really got to get to work," Tabor said.

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Congratulations and God Bless You Mr. Tabor!

-- Posted by ugotitdude on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 7:32 AM

Wow way to go abd God Bless you,

-- Posted by kd323 on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM

that should have been and

-- Posted by kd323 on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM

Congratulations to a wonderful man who has contributed much to our community through his military service and now through his service to God.

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 5:19 PM

God be with you, sir.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 12:40 PM

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