By Mike Willis
We are delighted to announce the addition of my brother, Lewis Willis, to the staff of writers for Guardian of Truth. Born in 1938, Lewis has been faithfully preaching the gospel since graduating from Florida College in 1958.
Lewis has done local work in Macon, Missouri; Greencastle, Indiana; Kirkwood in St. Louis, Missouri; Valley Station in Louisville, Kentucky; Mound and Starr in Nacogdoches, Texas; Olsen Park in Amarillo, Texas; Irving in Dallas, Texas. He has worked with the Brown Street congregation in Akron, Ohio for the past ten years.
In his local work, Lewis writes a weekly bulletin which is distributed only to the local church and conducts a one-hour call-in radio program each Lord’s day which has a listening audience throughout northeast Ohio. The congregation has consistently had a goodly number of responses to the gospel during the past ten years and is one of the strongest congregations in Ohio, averaging approximately 275 at the Sunday morning worship services.
In addition to regularly contributing to Guardian of Truth, he also wrote a workbook for the Truth in Life series of class literature. He conducts six meetings a year, primarily in northeast Ohio.
Lewis has three children: Andrea, Scott, and Angie. All of them have obeyed the gospel and are faithfully serving the Lord in the respective parts of the country that they live. He was married to his first wife (Frankie) for 30 years before her death to cancer in 1988. Since then, he has married Joyce Feist, the sister of gospel preacher Bill Feist, who holds a doctorate degree in and teaches elementary education at Youngstown State University. She is a reading specialist in the field of elementary education.
Lewis’ articles in Guardian of Truth have been popularly read for many years. He has the unique ability of making sin and error, not only appear to be in conflict with God’s revealed word, but also look foolish, inconsistent, and unattractive. We look forward to publishing his good articles.
To have brothers who share the common faith is a rich blessing to my life. We both rise up and call our parents “blessed” because of their influence in leading us to Christ.
Guardian of Truth XXXV: 1, p. 8
January 3, 1991