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A Life Well Lived

This is Bill Pritchett.  He may not be “famous” according to how Americans define fame. You won’t find the paparazzi stalking him and placing their photos in People magazine. But when Bill finishes his race, hopefully many years from now, he will most definitely be famous when he steps foot through the pearly gates.  At 96 years old, Bill has crammed more prayer, good deeds, and love into this world than a thousand people combined.  When he was a younger man with a young family he packed up his family and drove through Mexico and Latin America and landed in Costa Rica to heed God’s calling to serve the people of Costa Rica on the missions field.

After nearly 30 years of serving those people Bill helped radically transform the entire nation by raising up countless disciples and pastors.  He most certainly is famous to the people of Costa Rica as a most recent trip back to Costa Rica revealed.  At a reunion of pastors, numerous teenagers and young adults came up to Bill to get their pictures made with him many of them saying, “Thank you, you led my grandmother, grandfather, etc. to Christ!” Think about that! Generations have been effected by his faithfulness and willingness to invest in people, one life at a time.  As Bill told us, “You want to be famous? Don’t worry about fame.  Invest in others around you and they will make you famous.”

These photos hopefully capture some of the life and warmth that Bill brings wherever he goes.  He’s a youthful 96.  When he was 84, some of his friends convinced him to take up the game of tennis and he played it for more than a decade.  Bill told me, “I didn’t have a lot of strength in my serve, but you should have seen my slice!”  The second picture is of Bill and his daughter Karen sharing a moment. You can see that Karen treasures every minute that she has with her daddy.  Whether your loved ones are 96 or 36, we too should savor every minute we have with them and seek to love them and honor them the way that Karen loves her daddy.

Sandra Kay Hodnett - January 25, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Thank you so much, Kevin Hail, for your wonderful tribute to Bro Pritchett. These are awesome photos! You really captured the love and joy that he radiates! There are no words to describe how much he means to me. I feel so privileged that he has been a part of my life.

Leah Jean Calhoun - January 26, 2014 - 1:32 am

Wonderful pictures. I enjoyed my time with you this week, even if it was short….it was very meaningful!. Love you both <3

Beverly Smart - January 26, 2014 - 2:16 am

I love, love, love this, Kevin!!!! He’s an amazing man!!!! I love and miss you, Brother Pritchett!!!

Joyce Dennie Calvert - January 26, 2014 - 2:21 am

This is a great testimony glad you shared it with us!!!!

Eliberto Rodriguez - January 26, 2014 - 2:47 am

That my grandpa we are so very proud of him

Robert Stokes - January 26, 2014 - 2:53 am

sounds like a good man..

Edgar Mathieu - January 26, 2014 - 6:04 am

Great job!!! And great man of GOD!!!

Drew Allen - January 26, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Truly a credit to mankind. Love you, Uncle Bill.

Linda P. Sebree - January 26, 2014 - 6:18 pm

To be so Blessed all his life, Priceless!

Makinzie Mitchell - January 26, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Couldn’t fight the tears, this is so awesome. I love you Uncle Bill!!!

Dwight Cox - January 26, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Kevin, I so appreciate your honoring my favorite great uncle. He is truley a remarkable man.

Kevin I so appreciate your honoring my favorite great uncle. He truely is a great man.

Jason Calhoun - January 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm

who needs a Cape,when You have Uncle Bill!,One of a kind>>Love you Senior!

Guadalupe Sosa de Ortiz - January 27, 2014 - 3:50 pm

wow, its a great testimony to the life of a man in the service of God…. Thanks for share with us

A Road Trip Through New England

My wife and I took a trip of a lifetime through New England by car.  Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have some of the most beautiful sites the United States has to offer. Here are some of my favorite images from our trip.

Bush Library Dedication

What a momentous day! I was blessed to be present at the dedication of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Surrounded by friends and great Americans, and of course, all five living US Presidents.  It’s a day that I’ll always remember.  Enjoy some of the behind-the-scenes shots I took of the big event.

Danae Johnson - April 29, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Great job Kevin Hail! #proudtobeanAmerican

Christopher Hope Johnson - May 1, 2013 - 6:35 am

Why?

Sandra Kay Hodnett - January 25, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Awesome job, Kevin! What a wonderful experience for you!

Charles in charge

Had a lot of fun shooting senior portraits of my cousin, Charles Oakes.  Charles is a great young man with a bright future ahead of him.  He’s a tremendous musician and even does some modeling for Hollister.  So it was natural that he’d want to knock out some fun music-themed shots.  Lots of different lighting configurations and looks. Charles really wanted to achieve a blend of Elvis Presley and David Beckham portraits and I think we got pretty close.

Charlotte Motor Speedway and NBCF

This has been a great month so far for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (of which I’m the C.O.O). As you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  The NASCAR community has been very supportive of our cause this October.  I’m going to post a batch of photos from Talladega Super Speedway this week.  They painted their logo on their infield and included us in their all their festivities.  This set of images is from the festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend.  There were three teams that raced in support of NBCF.  Danica Patrick and the Go Daddy team fielded a pink car as did Reynolds Wrap and our good friends at Randy Hill Racing.  Here are some of my photos from the day of hanging out in the garages, pits, and everywhere in between.  A big thanks to everyone who supported NBCF this weekend!

 

Susan Hunter Morales - October 16, 2012 - 6:33 pm

These are awesome!

Dustin Nicholas - October 16, 2012 - 8:57 pm

nice work Kevin Hail.

Kevin Hail - October 16, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Thank you, sir! I’ll send you the jpgs of the photos you guys are in.

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