My Dad’s Last Sermon


On Sunday, June 27, 2018, my father, the Rev. LaVerne R. Howard, 89, of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, preached his last sermon in the pulpit of the Sartwell Creek Union Church.

In it, he tells the story of how he came to the Lord, went to Bible school and seminary, and entered the ministry, finally serving over fifty years.

I have a shining example of Christianity in not only my father, but my mother, Nadene, who turned 86 the following day.


LaVerne and Nadene Howard Family
Rev. LaVerne and Nadene Howard, 65th wedding anniversary in 2016,
with daughter Lezlee Olson and son Lee Allen Howard.