Eddie Porter, Jr.
The Gospel Lights
Rhythm Guitar Player
I was born in a small community named Rosser which is about three miles Northeast of Huntingdon Tennessee with a population of about 400 people, on June 20, 1942.
My father was a farmer and he also worked for the railroad. My mother was a housewife and a maid.
I attended Hale School in Huntingdon Tennessee and Webb High School in McKenzie Tennessee. I also went to trade school and took welding.
When I was about twelve years old I tried to play the piano. After that I took up trying to play the guitar. I liked the guitar better and have been trying to play it since then.
My first experience with God was when I was fourteen years old. I attended Sunday school and sang in the choir as a child.
I am presently a Deacon, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Church treasurer and guitar player at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Rosser Tennessee.
I worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn Michigan for four and a half years, Henry I Seigal in Bruceton Tennessee seventeen years and Procter and Gamble in Jackson Tennessee for seventeen years. I am retired and work around the house and in my shop.
I am married to a lovely wife Rena and we have two daughters, Tracey and Stacey. We have one grandchild, Merriett Paige Willis.
I went to one of The Gospel Lights practice sessions and one thing led to another and another then I joined the group. I have been with the group for eight years.
We are brothers in Christ singing for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I hope to go forward, hoping for a better future and new things, new songs, new music and new life believing in Jesus Christ.
I think about what would Jesus do If He was in my shoes because this life we live is not about ourselves but about Jesus Christ and how we treat each other.
Eddie Porter Jr.
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