Story Highlights:

  • Awana leader William Gower runs in races even though he’s never walked a day in his life.
  • ‘There’s always a place for William to serve in the church.’
  • Pastor Tim Thomas models a servant’s heart to his church and community.

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Back to success stories main page William Gower and Pastor Tim Thomas make a memorable racing duo

’I’m So Blessed to Be His Legs When We Run’

How Alabama pastor Tim Thomas struck a special partnership with a wheelchair-bound church member and Awana leader

Tim Thomas, pastor of Munford Baptist Church, in Munford, Alabama, has walked hundreds of miles in another man’s shoes.

For the past four years, Pastor Tim has run in more than 30 races pushing church member and Awana leader William Glower, 37, in a wheelchair.

“When we run and I push William, he has a freedom you and I can never understand,” Pastor Tim said.

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