UPDATED:  Listen Here: How Larry Moss Changed My Life It is with great sadness that I write this post on the passing of Pastor Larry Moss. Larry passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 74 at his home in LaCenter, Kentucky. I just got off the phone with his lovely wife Lou. Lou said “I feel like I have lost half of myself.” Larry had battled illnesses for the last few years. He was the Pastor for 36 years at Heights Cumberland in Albuquerque before moving back home 6 years ago to the LaCenter, Kentucky area. I told Lou that Larry made me a better man, he was my hero. I had talked to Larry about a month ago and he was in rehab from heart surgery he had in June of this year. Larry was one of the most Godly people I have ever known, his radio program on KKIM, which I managed for 8 years, ran for about 25 years, one of the most popular programs ever on KKIM. People were always wanting a copy of Larry’s shows, as he was such an excellent teacher. Pastor Harry Chapman of Westside Cumberland in Rio Rancho told me tonight “I never knew anyone who could usher us into the presence of Christ like Larry.” Pastor Harry first met Larry in 1980 when he and his wife Sally joined Heights Cumberland.  Pastor Richard Mansfield of New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque said this about Larry, “He was a tremendous man of God, he was a Pastor to Pastors, a Pastor to Albuquerque.”  In my 20 years in Albuquerque I have heard it said numerous times that Larry was the “Father” of so many pastors in New Mexico. He mentored so many! Lou said that services are pending and that there would be a service in Albuquerque at Heights Cumberland.  I will update as I get information. Larry has left us all a tremendous Godly heritage, he taught us all well, he gave it all he had. He went to Kentucky to retire but God had different plans he still preached! I cannot say enough good things about this man! Larry Moss leaves an eternal heritage. Picture is of me and Larry at a KKIM radio function.Larry Moss

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …

Pastor Harry Chapman also said, “Larry would do anything he could to help remove barriers in a persons life so they could have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Don Kimbro of Heights Christian in Albuquerque said this, “One of my mentors and heroes as well. Larry was my pastor for a season and gave me much good counsel and help for my Nuggets of Truth radio series. He was a great example and truly a Pastor to pastors. Much love and prayers to his wife, Lou. See you in heaven my friend.”

Pastor Mark Tross of Rio Rancho said, “Larry & I hosted the weekend edition of New Mexico News & Views Saturday’s on Kkim RadioMinistry AM 1000 in Albuquerque. He was a pastor for over 40 years, a faithful servant of God and will be missed. Shalom to his family and all who called him friend.

Pastor Barney Carbajal of Abundant Life in Belen, NM said, “Never knew him personally, but was so many times blessed in listening to his broadcasts. He’s now with the One he so boldly proclaimed and wholeheartedly loved. Thanking our Lord for His peace and comfort to the family and their absolute assurance of seeing Pastor Larry once again forever in glory.”

Romans 2:6-8 For He will render to every man according to his works (justly, as his deeds deserve) Ps. 62:2 To those who by patient persistence in well-doing (springing from piety) seek (unseen but sure) glory and honor and (the eternal blessedness of) immortality, He will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and self-willed and disobedient to the Truth but responsive to wickedness, there will be indignation and wrath.

From The Amplified Bible

Please keep Lou and family in your prayers please.

Months ago Pastor Leonard Navarre of Valley View Christian Church in Edgewood, NM posted this………

How do you want to be remembered?

It is my prayer for these next few moments together that we will be encouraged yet more importantly challenged to live more faithfully for our Lord Jesus Christ.


Do you remember the first murder in the Bible?  Yep, Cain killed his brother Abel.  Even though thousands of years have gone by, Abel still speaks.  In Hebrews 11:4 it says, “and by faith he (Abel) still speaks even though he is dead.”  It is remarkable that this obscure  shepherd has left such a lasting legacy, even for us today.


Have you ever though about YOUR legacy.  How will you be remembered?   Just like Abel all of us will leave a legacy.  No matter how poor or isolated we think we are, when we die someone will remember.  How will you be remembered?


The inventor of dynamite was shocked to read his own obituary while he was STILL alive.  This happened in 1888 and he really didn’t die until 1896.  It was the inventor’s brother that died and the inventor of dynamite obituary appeared by mistake.  But this journalistic mistake left a profound impression on the inventor.  He was shocked to realize that he was going to be remembered as the “Dynamite King”.  His discoveries in the field of explosives had revolutionized warfare and greatly enhanced man’s ability to kill and destroy.  The inventor was stunned to think people would remember him that way.  That’s not the way he saw himself or how he wanted to be remembered.  So, it is at this point that the inventor decided to rewrite his legacy by rewriting his will.  He stipulated that his vast fortune was to provide endowments for those who had made the world a BETTER PLACE to live.  These prizes were to be awarded in five different categories, physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace.  A sixth was added later, economics.  This rewriting worked.  We know these endowments as “Nobel Prizes”.  For you see, the inventor, known as the Dynamite King was Alfred Nobel.  These nobel prizes eclipse his legacy as the Dynamite King.


How do you want to be remembered?  Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, one wrote, “oh would some gift the Giver give us, to see ourselves as others see us.  It would from many a blunder save us and many a foolish notion”.


Even more important than how others see us, however, is the need for each of us to see ourselves as God sees us.


Someday unless the Lord Jesus returns we too will die many without any warning at all.  Friends and neighbors will stand in line to pay their final respects.  Our earthly body will return to dust and our spirit will return to God who gave it.  After the funeral our survivors will go through our things.  It is sad, but true, but some of those things that we treasured will be taken to the dump or given to charity.  Other “things” we had will be parceled out to family and friends.  We will be gone but not totally forgotten.  Every time someone comes across something we had our legacy will instantly come to mind.


We often hear it this way:  “I bought this car from the guy who killed himself”, “that house once belonged to the banker who stole all that money”,  “I got this painting from the town drunk”.  This may not be fair, but that is still the way it is.  So how do you want to be remembered?  Right now each of us is writing our legacy.  We living as those who remain will remember us.  Look at those in the Bible, Mary, Jesus once cast seven demons out of her.  Hey, look, at Simon of Cyrene, he was the one who carried Jesus’ cross.  This Paul, the one who persecuted the church, he was transformed and became an inspired apostle who wrote more letters in the Bible than any other man.  Get the picture.


We will be remember.  It is not to late to really start living a life that leaves a tremendous legacy of love, hope and peace.  What will they write on your headstone on your grave?  How will you be remembered.  Abel has been gone for thousands of years…but his legacy of faith lives on.


So I am asking you, “how do you want to be remembered”.

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