Dan’s Van

In a secret campaign called “Dan’s Van”, members of Briarwood Baptist Church, along with the congregations from Salem Baptist Church and Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, contributed the funds needed to purchase a ramp-equipped handicapped-accessible van for Dan and Fay Fuller, former pastor and wife. Dan and Fay served at Briarwood from 1981 until his retirement in 2001. After serving as an interim pastor for several years, they recently returned to Briarwood as members.

The initiative started in the Messengers’ Sunday School Class (of which they are members) at Briarwood, and then other churches in which Dan and Fay have ministered also contributed. Fay is wheelchair-bound and was unable to go to church (or many other places) because Dan had to lift her out of her chair and into the car each time.

Dan 1On Sunday, August 2, the van was presented to the Fullers during the 11 a.m. worship service at Briarwood. The Fullers were completely surprised and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for them.

Dan 2

Read Dan’s Thank You Letter Below: