Former Charis Fellowship pastor, Glenn Coats, was featured in the Findlay, Ohio, Courier recently, about his long-time past time of ice skating. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
‘Skating’s fine at 89’
Glenn Coats may be older than many of you reading this, but he just might be able to skate circles around you.
Coats, 89, is an avid ice skater.
“Skating’s fine at 89,” he said, adding that last year his catchphrase would have been “Skating’s OK at 88.”
Coats was born in 1930, and spent his early childhood living in Cleveland. He learned to skate when he was between 8 and 10, on a vacant lot a few blocks from his home that people flooded in freezing weather.
“Those were Depression years,” he wrote in a letter to The Courier. “I don’t even know where the skates came from.”
He and his twin sister learned as young children to roller skate, too, “with those steel-wheeled clamp-on roller skates up and down West 23rd Street — wow — all summer long.” … Coats is a retired pastor. He moved to Findlay in 1968 and pastored Grace Brethren Church, followed by a church in Arlington. When he was in high school, a pastor asked if he’d considered the ministry. He hadn’t at that point, but he found it was what he felt God calling him to do.
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