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.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day
Baker took a deep breath, and seemed to gain more control. He began in an almost Dragnet-style “just the facts” tone. “I met Dawud Wasem when I was serving as a chaplain in Iraq in 2007. Dawud was 11 years old at the time. His father, Jamail, worked as a translator on the base where I was stationed. Our company got materials and supplies to build a new school where the family lived. During that building process, the longer he was around us, Dawud became more interested in things that interested Americans. That included baseball. To make a long story short on that front, he worked hard over the last several years, and now, at 18, very well might be the best baseball player in Iraq. Some might say that’s not exactly a huge accomplishment, but while his pitching speed has never been officially recorded, among those who try to organize baseball in Iraq, some say that Dawud approaches or maybe tops 100 miles per hour.”
- from Murderer’s Row