Ministry and Moonshine
Matt Reynolds, a young Methodist minister, and his pregnant wife, Beth, arrive in rural Pruett, Texas, in the early 1960s to begin his first pastorate away from home. On the surface, Pruett is just a sleepy little town in the Piney Woods, and the folks in his small congregation are nice enough, if a bit peculiar. Little do Matt and Beth know that the woods outside the town conceal the profitable and illegal enterprises of the local moonshiners, and no one in town is what they seem. Having led a somewhat sheltered existence until now, Matt and Beth have their eyes opened to human nature in ways they never could have imagined. From a convicted murderer living next door on one side to a suspicious widow on the other, his congregation includes a cast of colorful characters who become unlikely friends and surprising enemies. Matt learns the hard way that members of his flock are capable of great love and warmth...and of great violence and treachery.
About Fred L. Funk (Dallas, Texas Author)
Fred L. Funk was born in Denton, Texas, the son of a Methodist minister. His mom was an accountant. He grew up in Denton and Arygle, Texas. Fred graduated from Denton High School and shortly after graduation, he married the love of his life and after fifty-three years he and his bride have proved that young marriages can work. He studied at North Texas State University (now UNT) and transferred to East Texas State to pursue a pre-theology degree, minoring in psychology. After serving for several years as a Methodist minister, he changed his career path to accounting and finance. He found his mother's line of work more to his liking. After thirty-five years with a national retail furniture company, he retired. Twenty years into retirement he discovered his passion for writing.