God wants His people to be a rejoicing people, thankful to be called and knowing the truth. He wants us to rejoice for having been given a chance to help in His work with our tithes, offerings and service to others. There are over 280 references to rejoicing in the Old and New Testaments.
Arthur was born in Wheeling, W.Va. Grew up in Ohio. He studied engineering at Ohio State and in the U.S. Air Force, becoming an Aircraft Performance Engineer. In 1956 Arthur married Rilla Maxwell, who attended Bliss Business College.
He flew B-36 bomber during the cold war as a deterrent to Russia, and attained the rank of a Captain. After the war, he bought a farm near Perrysville, Ohio, and studied Business Administration at Ashland, University.