A Hand On My Shoulder

It is my privilege to share with you M.D. Beall’s journey of faith – a journey of faithfulness that continues to impact lives today, a journey that reminds us how powerful a personal relationship with the Lord can be!

You can read the chapters of her memoir by clicking on the links below.  However, these chapters can only be viewed and not downloaded.  ( Please respect the copyright and do not reproduce without written permission.)  Because there are those who like to have a book in their hand or to read from their Kindle, both are now available on Amazon.

Here is the link:  https://www.amazon.com/Hand-My-Shoulder-Miraculous-Touch/dp/1976218225/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511904230&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Hand+on+my+Shoulder


A Hand On My Shoulder Introduction

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 1

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 2

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 3

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 4

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 5

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 6

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 7

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 8

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 9

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 10

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 11

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 12

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 13

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 14

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 15

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 16

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 17

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 18

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 19

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 20

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 21

 A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 22

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 23

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 24

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 25

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 26

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 27

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 28

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 29

A Hand On My Shoulder – Chapter 30


20 Responses

  1. Donna Shook
    Donna Shook August 4, 2015 at 2:57 am | | Reply

    Thanks Joy for doing this memoir; I am inspired by Chapters 23 & 24!
    Thanks for sharing, blessings!

  2. Kelly Dahlstrom Tucker
    Kelly Dahlstrom Tucker September 1, 2015 at 2:42 am | | Reply

    I’m loving reading the stories of his faithfulness time after time. And His callings ARE his enabling. Such words of life. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Philip Cannon
    Philip Cannon September 17, 2015 at 6:14 am | | Reply

    As one who grew up as the oldest son of Paul Cannon ,who was ordained at Bethesda, I have many fond memories of the entire Beall family. From Sis Pat, who prophesied over me at my confirmation, Bro Jim who spoke many times at the church in Muskegon, Uncle Har who played ball with me, and let Joe Pete, Billy, myself and other boys skip some convention services and play baseball on a lot behind the church, to Mom Beall, (who Dad recounts loved me and even bought me a new suit at one point in the 70’s).
    I have always said Mom Beall was like a spiritual grandmother to me.
    It’s her legacy, the Armory, her short, powerful words, and the unquenchable callings of God that have me feeling that perhaps it is time to finally see God cause another of those who were effected by God through her ministry continue the work she so faithfully started.
    Blessings to you in the name of Christ,
    Phil Cannon

  4. Janet Drewrey
    Janet Drewrey October 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm | | Reply

    I was completely overawed at the move of God through this wonderful lady of God.
    I cried, laughed, really rejoiced at the victory in all the situations she lived through.
    What a testimonial, what glory. May it happen all over again in our day.

  5. Sherry Covey
    Sherry Covey November 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm | | Reply

    I just found out about Mom Beall by listening to Barbara Yoder and I am so stirred. I can’t wait to read this memoir.

  6. Sally Zito
    Sally Zito November 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for the privilege of reading the story of “Mom” Beall and the might works of God in her day. This was an inspiration and encouragement to me. Joy, I have just completed a book about evangelist Frank Majewski and the great works that God did through him during the 1970s. Myrtle Beall is mentioned briefly in this story as she had a major impact on Frank. Pastor Jim is mentioned as well. (I interviewed him a few years back for this book). I have just found a publisher, and would like to submit the portions mentioning the Bealls to the proper person for permission to include them in the story. Can you help me with this? Thanks so much.

  7. Anonymous
    Anonymous February 25, 2016 at 5:53 am | | Reply

    I recall attending this dynamic church and the inspiring preaching there mom be all and Jim be all and the music of brother Harry a great experience indeed. Julius Dodson

  8. David Copp
    David Copp May 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm | | Reply

    Hi Joy,

    My name is David Copp and I am the Senior Pastor of the church that David Schoch pastored for many years in Long Beach. He was my pastor growing up in this church and it is with fond memories that I am reminded of Jim Beall, Mom Beall, Reg Layzell, and many more. My grandmother was a member of Bethesda in Detroit for many years and she spoke often of the impact of “His Hand On My Shoulder” on her life. Can you direct me to where copies of the book could be purchased?

    Thank you.

  9. Pastor Norman H. James, II
    Pastor Norman H. James, II August 10, 2016 at 6:46 pm | | Reply

    I just found out about this book being available here in this format. I am the oldest son of Norman and Rebecca James. My father was ordained by Sister Beall in 1966. Our own church is having its 50th anniversary this coming Fall. I have many personal memories of Sister Beall. I remember so many things, like going to church camp under the leadership of Joe and Kit Mastro; going to the church’s 50th anniversary and having the privilege of going to her funeral. The church lost a true saint and warrior that day. I am looking forward to reading this book and I would love to be able to purchase a number of copies of it to give to my parents and those who are in our church who came from Bethesda Missionary Temple.

  10. Ruth Griner
    Ruth Griner October 9, 2016 at 3:20 am | | Reply

    Hello, I am about 3/4 of the way through this memior. It is a pleasure to read as you see I grew up attending Bethesda when we could come down from up north. My grandmother was Gladys Cawley a deaconess at Bethesda and also worked in sister Beall’s home. I have such fond memories of Bethesda. I am the same age as one of the Defibaugh children and Nancy and I were baptized in water and the Holy Spirit during one of the youth conventions. There is one specific time I remember John Jiminez teaching a song to the congregation one day- Jehovah Jireh, my provider, his grace is sufficient for me…..
    I have never attended a church since Bethesda with the kind of praise that happened there-everyone in unison singing in the Spirit like it was one voice. I am certain when we get to heaven the praise will sound exaactly like this. Joy, I am assuming you are the daughter of Pat and Pete. My mother, Shirley Merillat is still loaning out copies of Understanding God to people who are hungry for the Word.

  11. DaVon Brooks
    DaVon Brooks April 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm | | Reply

    Thank you Joy!

    These writings were just shared with me through Facebook!
    What you have made available through these amazing Chronicles, is far more than a tender mouth-watering steak could never provide!
    My life have been deeply impacted by the life and ministry of Mom Beall, although I didn’t have the privilege of being under her pastorate, I, to this day, am blessed by her powerful and anointed messages on tape cassette and CD. I have been also been unmeasurably blessed by her children, sis Pat, Bro Jim, and Bro Harry, as well as having had the privilege of being a member of Bethesda from a teen to my adult years. It set me on a course in life that has been amazing and supernatural in the same ways similar to Mom Beall’s life.

    Now living in California, enjoying been a vessel of The Lord in music and multi media production, I would likeep to talk with you concerning an adaptation of this phenomenal life to film.
    It needs to be told on a broader platform.

    May The Lord bless and keep you, and even further enrich you for providing enrichment to others through this priceless gift!

    Yours in Christ.
    William “DaVon” Brooks

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