God the Father drew each member of His church to Christ, extended grace to us, gave us His spirit, and placed us in Christ's body. Jesus Christ is not only the foundation of the Church, but also its chief cornerstone – its head. Realizing the great importance and significance of our calling, we must strive to conform ourselves to the mind of Jesus Christ and become new creations in Him.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.