I have several close friends, but if I had to pick one other than Kerri my wife, I will mention Steve Lloyd, who preaches in Chino, California.
Steve and I first met in the summer of 1978, just before we entered the Southern California School of Evangelism in Buena Park. We became best friends right away and have remained so through the years.
He even traveled to Portland, Oregon to be with me and my family when I had a kidney transplant. Many people have considered Steve their close and best friend. I often wondered why.
Here is the thing that makes Steve so desirable as a friend. He lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps the Beatitudes of Matthew 5.1–12. Imagine a person who embodies the qualities of all of those Beatitudes, and you can picture Steve Lloyd.