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“How ‘Bout Cha Droopy Drawers, Gotcha Ears On?”

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“How ‘Bout Cha Droopy Drawers, Gotcha Ears On?”

In the mid-sixties, Brother Verbal Bean, preached a long and powerful revival in Port Arthur, Texas for Elder Verbal Bean 1977Pastor Murray Burr. The church experienced a mighty move of God during that time.

I was taking care of the church in Silsbee, Texas while the pastor; Brother H.B. Morgan was on vacation. I only preached the regular service nights, so that gave me the opportunity to go a few miles down the road and hear Brother Bean on my off nights.

I sat in the audience and listened intently to this mighty man of God. We all were awestruck with moving of the Holy Ghost in the service. I’d never heard anyone preach like Brother Bean.

Heavy conviction was felt throughout the building as we stood for the invitation to come forward and pray. We all stood there feeling the strong pull of the Spirit, when the unbelievable happened…

An eighteen-wheeler passed by on the highway in front of the church. The trucker’s over-powered CB Radio blared through the Church’s loud speakers with, “How ‘bout cha droopy drawers, gotcha ears on?”

The moment for most was destroyed. Smiles and stifled laughter advanced to the next level. The service was officially over.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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  1. Haha, I remember when I was a kid, that would happen in our small church in the hills of northwestern California.


    December 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  2. I remember those CB’s overriding the P.A. so well. 🙂 Also, I want to thank you for keeping the memories of the Elders alive. You are careful to mention them often in you blogs & I love to read about them.
    Many love the message but you have a deep appreciation for the messengers as well. We love the Ballesteros & count it an honor to be your friend.

    Gerald Adams

    December 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    • Thank you Bishop for the kind words. You and are family are cherished in the hearts of the Ballesteros. It is us who are honored by your friendship! Love you.

      Martyn Ballestero

      December 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  3. Elder Bean was amazing.
    I have a message he preached in 1963, at youth convention in Madera, California. He said that prayer in most of Pentecost is gone. The title was ” The lost coin of Pentecost ” its sad but I wonder what he would think of todays Pentecost ? When you consider the point that most of us in our latter 30s consider the 60s to be old-tyme Pentecost….. If old-tyme Pentecost is what we want maybe we need to go back further all the way back to Acts 2.


    December 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  4. I was out of the church from 1957 until 2002, don’t know any of these Elders, but love hearing about them. This story hit home with me because when I was a little girl, my nick-name, given to me by my older brother, was DROOPY DRAWS. Love reading your blogs almost as much as I love your preaching. Continue the good work. God Bless. I’m Silvie Guidry at First Pentecost Church of Sulphur, LA. Just learning computers, so I may get this posted.

    • Congrats on your post! It used to be hard for me to post pictures! I used to be computer illiterate so I completely understand where you are coming from! lol. God bless you sis! God helped me to learn more about computers in the past 2 years lol!

      Apostolic Sis

      December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

  5. Hilarious!! I’m too young to have experienced that in a church service. But we do serve a great God. With a Great sense of humor!!!

    Apostolic Sis

    December 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

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