Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
Harry Shuler Dent, Sr.
He was born in St. Matthews, S. C. in
He was considered by many to have one of the most
brilliant political minds ever. He left the Nixon team after the 1972 U. S. presidential
election. He was a trusted advisor to Presidents Ford & G. H. W. Bush. Somewhere in his
late 40s, however, Dent had an encounter with real power. Afterward, he was no longer
enthralled with his success as advisor to Presidents..."to the most important person in the
world". "The most important oath I ever recited was when the One who created 'the most
important person in the world' and all the rest of us opened up my heart to follow the
Bible's teaching to be an 'ambassador for Jesus Christ'"...quoted from his book, Cover-up,
The Watergate in All of Us.
Dent embraced a call to evangelism!
When Harry Dent made his dramatic move from the
Washington “loop” to the world scene — from the political to the spiritual realm — it was
certainly the most important decision in the progress of his rich and full Christian
This involved a drastic change from his allegiance
to a political commander-in-chief to that of total allegiance to his spiritual
commander-in-chief, Jesus Christ.
He thus embraced the Lord’s Great Commission of
evangelism, beginning at home and extending unto the ends of the Earth.
In so doing, he was thrust upon the stage of human
drama, moving from the role of changing national history to that of changing eternal history.
He did this through an unending dedication to and a passion for God’s good news, his story
within history — that of redemption for all mankind.
Through his superb leadership in establishing
strong programs of lay evangelism in the true New Testament pattern, Harry Dent became a
stellar example and inspiration to both laity and clergy alike.
He will always be remembered for his unstinted
devotion to God, country and family. What he did under God for his country and for the world
was aided and abetted by his devoted wife, Betty, and their children. Seldom do we ever see
such love and devotion for the kingdom’s work as that demonstrated by this
I feel certain that there are those who would join
me in commending unto them the words of our Lord, already received by this husband and father
and one day to be heard by each of them: “Well done, good and faithful
I would also share with these dear ones the words
of the Apostle Paul: “Therefore comfort (encourage) each other with these
ROBERT F. GABRIEL
International Mission Board Southern Baptist
His Find a Grave page is HERE; his Wikipedia write up is HERE. For more information, use an on-line search engine
for his/her name and secondary search word, testimony.
***give me your comments about this
(posted 9 October 2007; latest addition 25 July
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now