Someone said, "His world is horses." One of the best of riders with his long slim body and legs, some six feet four inches tall, a know-how horse trainer. He loves horses, but in return he has the know-how to teach horses to return his love in their very actions. He loves men also. One day while working for the Texas Highway Department at Silverton, Texas, God spoke to him and called him to lasso men for Him. From that day forward he has been a beloved pastor at the following churches: Fairview near Levelland, Texas; Rockyford, Texas; Gomez, Texas; then the Lord spoke to him to follow His call to California and he is known and loved throughout the Golden State. He has to turn many revivals down because of the number. He was the pastor at the following places in California: First Southern Baptist, Turlock; First Southern, Fillmore; First Southern, Coachello; First Baptist, Firebaugh; First Southern, Norco; and, at present, pastor, First Southern, Yucaipa.
Dalton Delmont (Dock) Brian was b. May 3, 1913, Eastland County, Texas, the tenth child of Kleber Dessex and Elizabeth Melton Brian, married Joy Smith on April 11, 1937. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Smith of Estacado, Texas. The ceremony was performed by W. P. Brian, First Baptist Church, Ropesville, Texas.
They have one daughter and two sons:1. Gayle Brian, m. Larry Thomas. They both surrendered as missionaries and are doing mission work in Hawaii. They have two children:a. Roger2. Dalton Brian, b. in Lorenzo, Texas, m. a girl in Coachello, California. Dalton Delmont Brian performed the ceremony. They have five children
3. Billy Don Brian, m. Linda Morris May 25, 1963, First Baptist Church. Rev. D. D. Brian performed the ceremony. They have two children: Rebecca Sue, b. August 11, 1969; and they have another child born in 1971. I am sorry I have no more information.
From left to right: Billy Don Brian, Dalton Brian, Dalton Delmont Brian, Joy Smith Brian, and Gayle Brian Thomas.