BALLINGER - For Pastor Theodore Boone, it is all about trust in God, faith, acknowledgement, truth, belief and finally understanding. That is the premise of his latest book titled “The Trust Factor Now” originally published in 2012 and again in 2017.

BALLINGER - For Pastor Theodore Boone, it is all about trust in God, faith, acknowledgement, truth, belief and finally understanding. That is the premise of his latest book titled “The Trust Factor Now” originally published in 2012 and again in 2017.

Boone, who is the founder and pastor of Jesus Christ Church of Ballinger, will be holding a book signing event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the church located at 407 S. 7th St.

The church will also be hosting a fish fry, with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and thee cost is a $10 donation. All funds raised from the event will be used to establish a “Hops For Our Youth” activity area.

This is the second book in his series, with the first installment titled “The Trust Factor: A Wake Up Call for Turbulent Times Such as These,” published in 2010. Both books will be available at the event.

Boone said in his latest book, he seeks to offer a roadmap of sorts via Biblical references to help readers on their journey through life.

He offers perspective through his own 40-year journey, which he shares - starting with what he calls his spiritual arrest on I-30 in 1977.

“I had an ‘Eye Opening’ experience and an attitude adjustment. Something happened that I can’t explain,” he wrote. “Since then I have experienced many opportunities, challenges, spiritual markers and life defining events. God pushed the pause button on my life and I saw that God can use external stimulants to activate a response from us.”

In his first book, Boone explains that one of the most difficult and monumentally sad events in his life occurred in Texarkana in 1978, when after winning a MVP and a first place trophy for basketball, the very next day, his house burned, tragically taking the lives of his two young children, Jaral and Kesha who were ages 4 and 3 at the time.

“For many years I believed that I deserved to die and they deserved to live, but God knows best,” he wrote.

He said after the tragedy, he did not know where or who to turn to, but to his own self efforts “which failed.”

“It was a shame that I didn't know the source of the question, nor His power to change the outcome,” he said. “I believe, now, God was asking me, whom or what would I Trust? — and trust me I've got this!" But, I didn't know Him! So, I did not respond to His help!

In his newest book he offers concrete references on how to get past turbulent times.

Theodore “Theo G. W.” Boone was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to Willie L. and Ernestine Boone (both deceased). He graduated from Conway (Arkansas) High School and Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been married for 43 years to Barbara Evon Alexander Boone. He is the father of three children William D, and Jaral Marquise and Kesha Janeen (both deceased). In addition, he has a host of spiritual sons and daughters.

Boone retired from a 30-year career at Verizon in 2003 and later owned Heavenly MesQory Restaurant and a host of other small businesses. His ministry began 40 years ago after he was instrumental in establishing and leading Community Outreach and Empowerment Organization called “People Helping People,” in Texarkana.

In 1985, he moved to West Texas for career purposes and to learn to trust God. He is a founding member of the Jesus Christ Church in Ballinger, where he serves as the church’s overseer. He also co-founded Resurrection Anointed Ministries International (RAM) and the Trip Depot Reach Out Impact Service. He is president of The Ministerial Alliance of San Angelo (TMASA) and a member of the Ministerial Alliance in Ballinger, and is active any many civic activities.

Boone said that where he is now, is part of a intense process.

“Like many of you, where I have arrived is the product of an intense process,” he said. “This process required reflecting on my many personal life’ defining experiences, crossroads, and choices.” Boone said that his enlightenment came after battling medical problems, and being forced to retire from Verizon - he finally had an epiphany and now devotes all of his time to helping others and to showing them the way of God and how to trust in Him.

All funds raised from the book signing and the fish fry event will be used to establish a “Hops For Our Youth” activity area.

For more information or to order a copies of his books, mail correspondence to P.O. Box 62058, San Angelo, TX 7690 or via email atramintern@msn.com or go to RAM-International.org.