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Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team.

Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many.

I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area of the Worship Center this Sunday afternoon, October 24.

Jay’s retirement also marks the completion of an exemplary vocational ministry journey that spans four decades.  He served the following churches:

  • 1981-1982 Tharpe Memorial Baptist Church
    Perry, GA
  • 1982-1988 Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Shepherdsville, KY
  • 1988-2000 Broad Street Baptist Church
    Hawkinsville, GA
  • 2000-2011 First Baptist Church,
    Cochran, GA
  • 2011-2021 Ingleside Baptist Church
    Macon, GA

I know that you will join me in expressing thanks to Jay and Evelyn Anne for their ministry among us and in praying the Father’s favor on their next chapter nearer to family in Athens, Georgia.  We send them with our gratitude, love, and blessing!

Acts 1:8 Weekend ● November 5-7

I hope you are making plans now to be part of our Acts 1:8 Weekend – it’s our annual world missions conference.

We will welcome missionaries from around the globe in gatherings throughout the weekend of November 5-7.

It all kicks off with a Celebration Dinner on Friday night.  Saturday morning is the World Adventure for kids.  Saturday night there are multiple Connection Dinners in homes across our community.  Sunday morning missionaries will be sharing in Sunday School classes.

More information and opportunity to register for the Celebration Dinner and Connection Dinners may be found here.

Join me in praying that the Lord will used these days to expand our vision and deepen our commitment to going with the gospel, to making disciples, and to planting churches – all for the glory of God!

I look forward to seeing you for Bible study and worship this Sunday.  It’s a great joy to be . . .

Your Pastor and Friend,

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