Dear Carol, Kathleen, Steve, Paul and Family,
When I moved back to Charlotte from Los Angeles in 1988, I was looking for a new church home. My mother, Jackie had been reading Ross's newspaper columns and suggested Calvary. The Lookabill family was blown away by Ross preaching The Word with his immense knowledge, power and signature passion. We experienced great spiritual growth those years under Ross's Spirit filled preaching. He was eager to answer any theological questions I had and I appreciated him giving me that access. Carol, both you and Ross were a loving support to me at a critical time in my life. We always enjoyed when you would bless us with beautifully playing hymns on the piano at Calvary and one Christmas gathering in your home. In 1990 Ross married Danny and me in a custom made ceremony that honored Jesus and lovingly introduced my Jewish in-laws to Our Lord. When Danny's mother wrote a book of her sermons as a lay Rabbi, Ross took the time to read it and wrote Judy and shared more seeds for Christ. Eventually both Danny's mother and sister came to trust in Jesus. My mother and I loved our time with you touring The Holy Land. You made a booklet of scriptures to go along with each stop we made and Ross helped us to experience The Word while in Israel in a way that impacted our lives forever. Ross baptized Mom and me in The Jordan. What an occasion to treasure! We love you and Ross and the blessing you have been in our lives. Carol, what an amazing team mate you were to Ross in your ministry together. We are lifting you and the whole family up for comfort and peace as you grieve. We miss Ross too, yet celebrate his entrance into Eternity. Ross is victorious in his well-lived life for Christ!
With Love and Thanksgiving,
Danny and LaGena Greene
Gene Lookabill Sr. and Gene Lookabill II