I was the youth pastor of Bethel Church in Redding in the later part of 80’s. Donnie was speaking at our church and came up to me and told me that God says your not a failure. He laid hands on me and I was slain in the spirit. I’ve always have had respect for his ministry. I had been recently watching some of his sermons and being extremely blessed by his message. I was talking to a few high school football coaches on Friday and we were talking about the team and their weight lifting maxes. One coach told me he just benched 345 at 51 and injured himself. I told him Donnie bench pressed 500 lbs on his 60th bday. Later in the day a friend told me Donnie had went to be with the Lord.