OF THE WEEK in CENTRAL PARK!
The Catholic Priest from the Philippines, Father Joy
(photo L) def. The Methodist Pastor from the Upper East
Side, Pastor Bill Shillady (photo R) 6-3 3-1
Date of the Match: Friday, May 27, 2005 (9am start) in
Central Park Tennis Center
Father Joy and Pastor Bill have many things in
common. They are both spiritually enlightened,
very friendly, down to earth and don't want to lose a
tennis match! They both have great fighting
spirits (no pun intended) and enjoys playing tennis in
between ministering for their NYC flocks. However, there
are 2 major differences between them. Pastor Bill
jokingly said, "Pastors can curse too on the tennis
courts!" For Father Joy, cursing is a BIG NO NO
whether on or off the tennis courts. The second
difference is, "There is NO GOD on the tennis
court!" Pastor Bill jokes. For Father Joy,
GOD is everywhere, and that means even on the tennis
courts! Who will God choose to win? The angels delivered the verdict!
Father Joy won 6-3 1-3
Pastor Bill said after the match: "So Father Joy defeated me.
We had some long games and volleys. His spin and young hustle beat out the old pastor.
Second set, I was up 3-1. when the bell rang. Thanks. He and I had fun. We are well matched.
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