Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in, for example, WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, MURDERER'S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

Pastor Stephen Grant?

Stephen Grant is the pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on eastern Long Island. Grant is one of the more unique second-career clergy around, as he once worked for the CIA. Besides theology, his interests include archery, golf, writing, classic films, the beach, poker, baseball, and history. Grant also knows his wines, champagnes and brews. Oh yes, he generally dislikes politicians, and happens to be an expert marksman with a handgun and a rifle, while being pretty handy with a combat knife as well.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Feast of St. Bartholomew


Today is the Feast of St. Bartholomew. That certainly gets recognized by Father Tom Stone at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in the Pastor Stephen Grant novels by Ray Keating.

Here is a moment at St. Bart's from Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel:


     About the same time that the terrorist cell in Queens was plotting the murder of Pope Augustine I, similar barbecue fare was being served some 64 miles east on green grass stretching behind the rectory of St. Bartholomew’s Church in the village of Eastport.
     Tom and Maggie Stone began hosting an annual Labor Day barbecue when they arrived at St. Bart’s. Over the years, with the number of Stone children growing to six, it became a running joke that the party celebrated sending the kids back to school.
     Since it was open to the entire congregation, and given St. Bart’s recent growth, this was the largest Stone back- to-school gathering yet. More than one hundred guests were expected throughout the afternoon and early evening.
     Father Ron McDermott and Pastor Stephen Grant were among the attendees. And while Tom and Maggie played hosts, Ron and Stephen volunteered to handle the grill. Hamburgers and hot dogs were on the menu, in addition to chicken...


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