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Retirement = Giving Back at Glen Iris Baptist School

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Dr. Jim Boyce teaching biology from a Biblical perspective at Glen Iris Baptist School. https://www.gibschool.com
Dr. Jim Boyce teaching biology from a Biblical perspective at Glen Iris Baptist School. https://www.gibschool.com

The word “retirement” means “giving back” for Birmingham’s Dr. Jim Boyce. After a very successful career as an anesthesiologist at UAB, he joined the faculty at Glen Iris Baptist School in 2017 to teach biology, as a volunteer. “Dr. Boyce exemplifies the Biblical ethic and ambition of desiring not to waste his life. He firmly believes that God has prepared him all his life for this,” explains Glen Iris Baptist School Principal Legrand Lamb. “We are truly thankful for his influence over our students.”

When asked what led him to Glen Iris, he simply states, “I found out about a need at the school and as a retired anesthesiologist from UAB I felt I could volunteer to help in biology.” Dr. Boyce says as he teaches he also reaps the benefit of continued learning. “The most rewarding part is to discover (from what I am learning) new ways to glorify God by understanding more of the complexity of his creation and realizing we are only just beginning!” Boyce particularly enjoys teaching in a Christian environment. “Because it is a Bible based curriculum, it is easy for me to stay motivated and driven to do all I can to teach as an act of worship and bring to the classroom 50 years’ experience as a physician to enhance the biological principles.”

As a part of his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Boyce participates in the school’s weekly chapel services by reading the Scripture lessons.
As a part of his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Boyce participates in the school’s weekly chapel services by reading the Scripture lessons.

Boyce adds he hopes to be an encouragement to other senior adults to give back to the youth in our community. “I would encourage any Christian retired professional to investigate ways their experience developed over the years could be a valuable asset to young people by volunteer teaching in a school like Glen Iris Baptist.”

  • Laurie Stroud

 

 

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