Raised in Louisville, KY, Dollie has felt called to missions she was 5 yrs. old. As a child she would sit up her dolls and preach to them. At the tender age of 5 she knelt in the sawdust at the Wesleyan Methodist Campground and asked Jesus to come into her heart. At 15 yrs. old she went on a mission’s trip to Haiti, Puerto Rico , and the Dominican Republic . She has fulfilled her dream to go overseas and take the Good News of the Gospel.

At 6 yrs. old, Dollie began taking accordion, piano and organ lessons. God was already preparing her for the ministry. She would take her accordion to India in the early years of ministry there. Every week she would go to nursing homes, detention centers, and hospitals to sing and play. At 15 yrs. old she became a church organist and traveled in the summer with a well-known evangelistic team.

When she was married at age 17 (on her birthday) Larry was preaching a revival and they went right back the next night to the revival. That revival lasted 9 weeks with no nights off. They traveled in evangelistic ministry, were assistant pastors in Mayfield, KY, pastored in Hopkinsville, KY where they started Noah’s Ark Day Care, and Christian Life Academy ACE School.

These years of ministry have been a wonderful journey going into areas of ministry never expected such as doing a live TV prayer program for several years four nights a week. Dollie made two singing albums, “Turn it Over to Jesus,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”

When Dollie was 31 years old, Melody Ann Meade, came into their lives and is still their joy. She lives in Nashville, TN and is multi-talented in music. God gave her name to Larry while in India. We will never forget when, in Punalur, Kerala, on the hill where the first AG Bible School on foreign soil was built, Larry got her name while praying. We knew it would be a girl, which we wanted, and I bought several little Indian outfits to take home.

Now several years later, Larry and Dollie go to India two times a year staying 2-3 months or longer each trip, holding crusades, doing Women of Excellence conferences, ladies’ meetings, speaking in home Bible studies, churches, pastor seminars, and Bible schools, as well as overseeing their two village schools and ministry there.