Howard was brought up in church along with all of the rest of his family. It was during his teenage years that the Lord convicted him of his sin and of his need for salvation. He was 16 years old when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Howard has gone on to minister at Fontaine in many ways, including teaching Sunday School and anything else that the church needs. Howard and his wife Nancy have three grown children, Lisa, Judy and Gordon, as well as six grandchildren.