There is one special man of God who retired after a long tenure of dedicated service pastoring Mount Zion Baptist Church in Zion, Illinois for 47 years and then becoming interim pastor of Canaan Missionary Baptist church on Milwaukee’s near north side for almost two years. Sometimes retirees travel and sometimes they volunteer, but this retiree, Rev. Dr. B.J. Gaston of Milwaukee, continues to find time to preach the word of God when called upon to minister, educate, inspire, and yes, laugh with an intimate group of followers in his Northside home. Because of his love for Jesus Christ, Dr. Gaston, for more than a year, provided spiritual instruction to family and friends every Thursday evening in his home with enlightenment, biblical inspiration, and love for an hour. Class participants recently gathered in the home of Dr. Gatson for their first Bible Study Fellowship Barbecue with all the fixings of a soul food dinner. Dr. Gatson is surrounded by Brother Merdell and Sister Ruby McWilliams, Sister Erma Bowles, Sister Aretha Miller, Brother Michael Adams, Dr. Louise Mormon, Rev. Dr. Frederick Jones, Rev. Dr. Ellis Wilkins, Deacon Herbert and Sister Mae McCoy, Sister Bonnie J. Edwards, Deacon Cary Edwards, Sister Linda Gatson-Morgan, Sister Bettye Coleman, Brother Garnett Slaughter, Sister Beckley Rose Carr, Sister Darnelle Bowles, Sister Ann Wilson, Rev. Dr. B.J. Gatson, Pastor George Gatson and Sister Bessie Coleman.