So, just who is this Cobb guy, anyway?

Pastor Chris Cobb joins list of My County Link Columnist

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Pastor Chris Cobb

I am a local pastor and writer. Doris and I moved to Darke County from Pennsylvania in 2002, and we love it here. We have three adult children scattered across the USA. Our eldest (Dani) lives in Mississippi with her husband and two children. Our son (Josh) is the middle child, and he lives in LA. Our youngest (Lauri) graduated from GHS, and she and her husband and two children live in Texas. Doris’ and my greatest delight arises from the fact that my kids and their spouses have all confessed Christ as Savior and are living for Him.

Doris was a book keeper, but she is retired now and enjoys photography, painting, and various crafts. I’m still working full-time in ministry. My primary duties at the church include biblical counseling and teaching small groups, and freeing up our senior pastor so he can devote himself to the ministry of the Word.

When Gaylen Blosser invited me to write a column for My County Link, one of the first tasks he required of me was to come up with a name for the column. After scratching my head for awhile, I sought ideas from the kids. They came up with a boatload of great suggestions. My personal favorite came from Laurielle: The Bald Noggin, to which I wanted to add the tag line, Ain’t nothin’ under that hat! Josh wisely talked me out of that one and suggested The Writer’s Block—which I also really like.

I enjoy creative writing under the pen name of C. H. Cobb, and have self-published eight full length novels, plus a children’s book I co-authored with my grand daughter. I’ve written a devotional commentary on Psalm 90. My books are available locally at Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in Greenville, or on Amazon.  I also enjoy writing humorous [mostly true] accounts about my own life experiences. Some of those will find their way into this column.

For my current project I am writing a series of short stories about my dad’s experiences as a naval aviator in World War 2. He flew F6F Hellcats into combat in the Pacific and left behind excellent diaries of his tours of duty in ‘44 and ‘45. One of those short stories will be displayed in this space in a week or so.

I am very honored to join the other columnists on My County Link. It is my hope that I can bring a smile to your day, or encouragement, or some blessing from the Scripture.