Winford R. Sturgill was born in Hazard Kentucky and spent his early years in a coal mining camp in Leatherwood Kentucky. He is the third generation in a family of coal miners. His family of eight lost their father to black lung at the age of 52. Winford has pastored several churches and is currently the assistant director at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library. He graduated from the Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry. Winford also has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Olivet Nazarene University and a second Masters degree in Educational Technology from Ohio University. His new book, “The Other Side of Forever” gives some of the account of his life as he was growing up and having to experience hardships and the loss of his grandmother and father. The Other Side of Forever was written in hope that it would bring comfort to others who are struggling with loss and have a desire to know more about what the Other Side is going to be like for the believer.
We were created with an immortal soul. We are forever beings. We are going to spend eternity somewhere, where’s it going to be? No one likes the thought of dying but it’s an issue that we must all deal with. The good news is dying is not the end of things, it’s just a transition to the other side of our forever!