Longtime Sunnyside Baptist Church, Albany pastor Bobby Moye died Feb. 25. He was 83.
A native of Soperton, Moye entered the ministry at 16 years old and was ordained at Pitts Baptist Church. He would later graduate from Bob Jones University and Trinity Bible College before being called to Plainfield Baptist Church in Eastman, where he met his future wife WiloDene.
In 1963 Moye took the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Leesburg, staying there eight years before accepting the same position at Sunnyside. He’d serve the congregation for 28 years before retiring in 1991. During his ministry, he also served Cadwell Baptist, Lumber City Baptist, and Westview Baptist, where he was pastor at the time of his death.
In denominational service, Moye was a moderator for Mallary Baptist Association and on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention. In addition, he was chaplain and counselor for the Georgia State Prison System and Speaker to the House of Legislature in 1981 and 1982.
Moye was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, WiloDene, in 2014 and a grandson, Justin, in 2009. Survivors include sons Gary, Jeff, and Chris, all of Lee County, brothers Billy, of Macon, Norman, and Dewey, both of Dahlonega, and a sister, Patrica Ann Martin, of Albany, in addition to two grandsons.
Greg Young, minister of music and music evangelist in Georgia for 40 years, died Feb. 10 in Blue Ridge after an extended illness.
A graduate of Shorter College, now Shorter University, Young served in churches for 13 years before becoming a music evangelist and bivocational minister in 1988. During his ministry he served at Second Baptist in Cedartown, First Baptist in Nashville, GA, Second Baptist Warner Robins, First Baptist Acworth, and First Baptist Emerson.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, of Blue Ridge, and children Josh Young, Mary Beth Williams, and Anna Ruth Smith.
West Metro Baptist Association introduced Jason Loudermilk as its new mission strategist (previously titled associational missionary) Feb. 24. Loudermilk is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Southern Seminary, where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree.
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