Updated: Sep 9, 2020
“If you don’t risk your life, you’ll lose it,” HOPE’s visionary board member Jack McCoy used to say. These were words of wisdom he lived by and led by.
In late July, Jack passed from this life to the next at age 91, but the life he lived left many lessons that will benefit generations to come.
If we listed Jack’s lifetime accomplishments the list would go on and on -- from the tugboat sailor in the Korean War to the world-traveling missionary always ready to share the gospel of Christ to the ESL teacher, the author … etc. His credentials seem to never end.
But more than all that, Jack was remarkable not simply because of what he accomplished but also because of how he handled the hard things in life that came his way.