Passing The Baton
Founder & President
on September 21, 1939, in Highland, Texas, Dr. Doyle "Buddy"
Harrison went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 1998. He
died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A memorial fund has been established to honor his life and ministry.
Checks should be made payable to FCF International and marked
"Dr. Harrison Memorial Fund." Please mail to
FCF Int'l, PO Box 35443 Tulsa, OK 74153-0443.
I'm passing this work on to you, my son Timothy. The prophetic
word that was directed to you prepared us for this.
All those prayers are coming together now so you will do well,
fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and
on yourself. After all this is a fight we're in.
1 Timothy 1:18-19a
The Message Bible
From the day he surrendered his life to Jesus, Paul began teaching
and preaching. He discipled people, established churches, and
trained leaders. He was an apostle to the churches and a spiritual
father to many. What he had received from Christ, he passed on
Because he had poured his life into Timothy, Paul could tell the
Philippians, "I have no man like-minded, who will naturally
care for your state... but ye know the proof of him, that, as
a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel"
(Phil. 2:20, 22).
Paul did his part in going to the Gentiles and preaching the revelation
of grace. When the time was fast approaching that he would go
home to be with the Lord, Paul exhorted Timothy to take what he
had received and run with it. He told Timothy to be fearless and
to keep a firm grip on his faith and himself.
When Paul died, Timothy didn't sit down and quit preaching. He
took what he had received from Paul and ran his part in the race
for the prize. With a firm grip on the relay baton of faith, he
continued preaching the Gospel and ministering to the churches.
When we started FCF in 1978, Buddy and I
began teaching and
training people to obey God's call upon their lives. We preached
that everyone has a call on their lives, whether that is to serve
in the ministry of helps or to serve as a ministry gift. Buddy
often said that we are all ministers of reconciliation, that each
of us has a supply of the Spirit to make to the Body of Christ.
In obedience to God and His Word, Buddy dedicated his life to
others to fulfill the call of God that was on their lives. That
was his part in the race. He was passionate about the Gospel.
He was always thinking about ways to get more Word out, to get
more people saved. The more money he had, the more he gave away.
To us, Buddy entrusted truths, nuggets, and principles to live
by. He has passed on this work, this baton, to us. Now each of
us must ask, "What will I do with what Buddy taught me?"
Let us answer, "Promote the Gospel, reach the world, and
help others fulfill the vision and call God has given them."
Let us run
with the vision.
We do not have Buddy's physical presence anymore. But we do have
what he taught us. Therefore, we will
by Pat Harrison
The Baton Pt.2
by Pat Harrison