Fred Alton

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Retired
Location Cleveland, TN, United States
Introduction I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.
Interests Hunting, fishing, flying, scuba diving, golf, hiking, camping, amateur radio, music, guitar, keyboard
Favorite Movies What ya mean, Vern? We never were allowed to go to Movies!!! But I enjoyed the "video" called, The God's Must Be Crazy! And of course watched all the Western "videos" on TV. That's not Movies, is it? Oh, the only movie I ever saw was "Red Ryder and Little Beaver" and I'm sure glad the Lord didn't come while I was in that sinful theatre! (Just in case you can't see or imagine it - this is said with "tongue in cheek".)
Favorite Music Country and Western; Gospel; Southern Gospel - One of the great songs "Just How Much I Love You" by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I love the Isaacs Bluegrass Gospel song, "He Understands My Tears" and anything by the Isaacs. Love all the Bill Gaither music.
Favorite Books The Bible, Roget's Thesaurus, Pilgrim's Progess, Paradigm Shifts in World Mssions/Transforming Mission, Life in the Son, Why Revival Tarries, "Sticky" by Jack Darnell. Danielle Steele. Louis L'amore westerns.