The Church at the Fork in the Road

The Church at the Fork in the Road | Deep River Books
ISBN: 9781632694348

Author: Jasper E. Barber


A Novel

Jack Porter never forgot the church at the fork in the road—where the entire congregation was black. When he was a boy, white folks did not associate with a church made up of black folks. Fifty years later the times have changed, and so has Jack. When the love of his life puts their engagement on indefinite hold, Jack senses a calling to return to his roots. The church at the fork of the road is still there, but empty and deteriorating. When he learns that a remnant of former members want to resurrect the old church, Jack does something he failed to do when he was growing up—he reaches across the aisle to offer his hand in fellowship.

The Church at the Fork in the Road is a heartwarming story about a retired Airman who helps an old preacher fulfill a dream to resurrect the oldest black church in the country. This book is about more than rebuilding a church; it is about rebuilding lives, relationships, bringing a community closer together, and turning worthy dreams into reality. This timely story is a must-read for every Christian who longs for healing and reconciliation across the racial divide. It will inspire you to find ways to draw nearer to Christ, and will bless you as you see biblical values come to life in people inside and outside the church.

Author Bio

Jasper E. Barber left the family farm before graduating from high school and enlisted in the Air Force, retiring twenty-four years later as a senior master sergeant. He graduated magma cum laude from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and then served another sixteen years with the Air Force as assistant public affairs officer for the world renowned Fourth Fighter Wing.

He accepted Christ at an early age and is an active member of the church. Now retired, he cares for his wife, who has been battling multiple sclerosis since 1991. He enjoys gardening, golfing, hiking, fishing, photography, studying the Bible, and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife Mary reside in Goldsboro, NC.

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