In a Florida church there was a retired lady named Dee Parrish. She had a terminal illness. Due to the faithful care of her husband and the many members of her church, she was able to remain at home. To comfort her, they brought recordings of old hymns, and while she was listening to
“When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder” she died. No one doubted that when the roll was called up yonder she answered, “Present!”

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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