We met Brother Wingard in 1974 when Jeanette came to New Bern and went to Nursing school at Craven Community College while her dad taught at Calvary Baptist Christian School. I was at Bob Jones University and we were long distance dating. Brother Wingard gave us wonderful counsel during the 2 yr. dating period and he and Mrs. Wingard invited me to stay with them when I would visit Jeanette. We were so honored that he would marry us and he and Mrs. Wingard never failed to send an anniversary card which for the last 32 yrs. has arrived in Togo where we serve as missionaries. We can just imagine the welcome that this precious humble faithful servant of God received when he entered heaven. We consider him one of the greatest men that we have ever known.