Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 (NIV)
On Friday night, February 19, 2010 at around 10:00 p.m., Bro. Bill Wright, pastor of First Baptist Church of Plains, Texas took his first breath in heaven. I can only imagine what his first moments in heaven must have been like, I envision him with a big grin, and a chuckle under his breath as Jesus welcomed him home. Heaven is going to be a fun place to be now that Bill showed up. I can see him circling up a crowd right now telling one of his classic Bro. Bill stories.
The memorial service for Bro. Bill will be on Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plains. It will be a celebration of life, and an opportunity for us whose lives have been shaped by his to pay tribute to his life and ministry. However, the best tribute we can pay him is for each of us to finish well as he did.
In closing, the men of the First Baptist Church of Plains will be building Bro. Bill’s wife Linda a new home in Plains. The Wright’s had lived all their days in Plains in the parsonage, so the men wanted her to have a place of her own. If you would like to contribute financially or come help work on the house with your own two hands, you can contact First Baptist Church at 806.456.3661 or 806.456.4500. The people of Plains have been truly amazing in how they have expressed their love for Bill and Linda, and his family. I wish all of our churches were like the good people of Plains.
Words are inadequate to express all Bill meant to me. I will forever be indebted to him for believing in me.