Author Archives: John Bost

About John Bost

John and his wife LaDonna have lived in Clemmons for over 16 years, along with one daughter, Summer Bost Jackson, who is now an Assistant Principal with the WSFC Schools. John, LaDonna and now Summer have a combined service as well, of over 60 years in public and private education. John holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Community Education & Resource Development as well as an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Leadership & Administration, all from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He served seven years on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board and is a former three term Mayor in Clemmons, NC. He has been active in various Early Childhood initiatives, the Infant Mortality Coalition, Healthy Carolinians, Assembly Terrace (HUD 202 independent living facility for seniors), Reynolda Rotary, Winston Salem First (church deacon) as well as several Community Development Corporations, to include the hugely successful Goler Depot Street CDC in the downtown of Winston-Salem. Formerly the Chair of Leadership Winston-Salem, where he now serves as a board member. John is also President and owner of Master Counsel and Associates, Inc., which offers real estate acquisition and small business development services.

True Community

This past week was quite amazing in that I had gracious time to be alone when needed, and the privilege of spending seven days with my family and my only grandson, John Luther. The week also included the luxury of … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Law

“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the Law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.” A profound statement by Jesus as recorded in Matthew 5:17 (NLT). … Continue reading

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Recent Guest Column Journal West

I’ll have to admit, reading that a Hindu Temple was coming to Clemmons was a bit of a culture shock. However, the announcement did provide a much-needed distraction given the recent roughhousing around the library site. I wasn’t prepared for … Continue reading

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Feeling Uneasy

I awoke quite early this morning, stirred perhaps with what lies before my grandson, at least relative to my own life experience. Not only are we facing a troubling time with global terrorist activity, likely to increase, but it would … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

Of late I must say that my faith has been tested. I am now 37 years into my calling to “cities.” Each year I have engaged in some way beyond church and personal vocation as a means of following my … Continue reading

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The Price of Spiritual Leadership

For many years now I have been fascinated with the volumes of literature around leadership. Raised in a blue collar environment, I was never tutored in the theory, nor had demonstrated, beyond a grassroots level all that was involved in … Continue reading

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A Robe, a Ring and a Role

For several days now I have contemplated my role in life going forward. This Red Zone era of aging is an amazing gift. One has had plenty of time to fail, life’s greatest teacher! It’s the slow process of getting … Continue reading

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