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D. Gene West

was born in Chester, WV and attended public schools in Hancock County. He earned an Associate in Arts Degree from Freed-Hardeman College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Liberty State College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fairmont State College. He has served churches in Martin's Ferry, OH; Kissimmee, FL; Hundred, Moundsville, Vienna and Fairmont, WV. He presently preaches for Steelton church of Christ in New Martinsville, WV. He was baptized by brother Jess Nutter in 1950. He was the owner and editor of the Bible Herald for several years, and has spoken on numerous lectureships and conducts several Gospel meetings each year. Gene and his wife, the former Shirley Bissett, have three children: Kandi Davis, Mary Kessinger and Todd and five grandchildren.