The Rev. Dr. Judson I. “Jud I” Stone is an experienced speaker, writer
His writing includes a biography of his father (2016), articles and poetry.
Having served as a pastor, corporate chaplain
Judson didn’t start out in life as a speaker. His parents took him to a psychologist when he was a small boy in Los Angeles because he wouldn’t talk at home. They were told that he would grow out of his silence. Years later when he was talking out of order, a teacher told him, “Shut up Stone or I’ll turn you to gravel.” He took a speech class in his senior year in high school in which he was introduced to giving prepared presentations and being evaluated. His classmates elected him to give a graduation ceremony speech, but he never imagined himself being a public speaker until he was called into Christian ministry. He has been giving various kinds of presentations ever since. As a member of Toastmasters
Topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:
- What’s a Penny Saved?
- Training, Training and More Training
- Take Interest to Make Interest
- Thank a Veteran Today
- You Deserve an Oscar
- A Resolution Worth Keeping
- Bait Your Hooks
Some of Judson’s Accomplishments Include:
Teaching in Hyderabad, India, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Planning First Rate, Inc. annual company retreats. 2006-2018
Leading Homes of Hope house building mission trips for First Rate, Inc. to Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and El Salvador. 2006-2017
Placing third in his age category in the Fort Worth Cowtown 5K.
Serving as the project manager for the First Rate, Inc. corporate move. 2007
Bicycled from Maine to Washington state as a fundraiser. 1992.
Judson is married to Janice Sue who is a registered nurse and the mother of their three grown sons. They have three daughters-in-law, five grandchildren