I’m Not Preparing to Die; I’m Preparing to Live – Episode 282

Health, Hope & Inspiration

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Featuring: Rev. Stanley Jones III

Published: October 2, 2021

Making the decision to choose to live is more than enough motivation.

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Show Notes:

Rev. Stanley Jones III, Pastor at Vision Church International Ministries in Courtland, VA, gets behind the microphone with Rev. Percy McCray to discuss being diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2019. Pastor Jones, who received medical care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, talks about how his sister, who is a physician, encouraged him and his siblings to have annual physicals. One of his exams led to his prostate cancer diagnosis.

Pastor Jones and Rev. McCray discuss the true value of spousal support, particularly regarding issues and sensitivities often caused by the side effects of prostate cancer.

“Just talking to different doctors about different treatment options we had, we came back home and we talked about it,” Rev. Jones said. “We did our research. We did a lot of praying. And the main thing was just conversation. And we agreed, we will live the good life, we’re in it for the long haul. My wife really made me feel like it was okay. She said, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’”

Sit back and listen to this heartfelt conversation by a pastor who had to work through the decisions many men must make after a prostate cancer diagnosis, including whether to have surgery, and the impact of that decision on his wife.


  • “I guess I was numb or just, it didn’t scare me.”
  • “If there’s any type of cancer to have, this is the one to have.”
  • “What am I going to do? This is a journey that I have to go through to be able to help someone else.”

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