name is Troy Melvin Walls Jr., otherwise known as Buddy. I was saved at the young age of 12 years old,
going to an old-fashioned altar with my mother at an old country church near my
home of Bryson City, western North Carolina Smoky Mountains.
Was I always in the will of God? Absolutely not. When I arrived in high school I mingled with
the wrong crowd and was a teenager not entirely focused on the things of the Lord. Did I remain in that condition? Thank God I did not.
I met my high school sweetheart and had a relationship for three years prior to getting married followed two years later with two sons, and now five grandchildren. I have been married to the same woman for 43 years. I did not re-dedicate my life to Christ until after my two sons were born. It was the greatest decision I ever made.
I became very interested in the bible and spent several
years in an intense study of God’s Word.
Thank God He led me to the correct bible, being the Authorized King
James. How do I know it to be the
correct bible? From years of historical research of where the bible comes
from. Historical facts do not lie, and my
God does not lie.
I faithfully taught Sunday School for approximately 20
years. Later during my journey, I became
a missionary with Amazing Grace Mission out of Dayton Tennessee in 2012 until present. My wife and I did a lot of travelling pulling
a travel trailer setting up soul-winning booths all around the south-eastern
states going to local and state fairs.
We have met and talked to literally thousands of people
that gave their lives to Christ. It did
not stop there for these individuals. We
then took their information and gave it to their nearest Baptist Church for follow-up. Our aim was to stay in contact with these folks,
realizing that salvation was only the beginning, then growing in the Lord was
To make a long story shorter I spent 20 years or
longer in the heavy construction trade such as paper mill projects, coal gasification
plants, and the nuclear field, being a supervisor in each. I also became the first known licensed
propane state contractor in western North Carolina. I became a licensed general aviation airplane
pilot who also licensed in high-performance aircraft.
I have also studied “Christian Copywriting” along with being a member of AWAI or American Writers and Artists Inc. Do I claim to know everything? Absolutely not! I am only what God allows me to be. He is my next step and my next breath, especially after having a massive stroke at age 57.
After my stroke, I started and completed my doctorate under Dr. M.H. Tabb of Gulf Coast Bible Institute, in Bible Studies. There have been several men of God I studied under such as Samuel C. Gipp. It was a joy learning under these men.
Evidently, He had
something else planned for me because at one time I could not walk, had a
difficult time speaking, and had severe double-vision. I walk fine, can speak with no problem, and
see well who is driving as any normal person.
Thank God I serve a God of mercy who said, I will not put more on you
than you can bear, and I will never leave you or forsake you. I believe that.
My only goal for the
remainder of my days is to serve God and to serve others in helping them draw
closer to Him, by whatever means possible.