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Frank Cox, with his wife, Mary, first came to North Metro Baptist Church in 1980 when it was known as Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at a different location. Since then he has led the congregation in …

Jerry Peele preaches at First Baptist Church in Eastman. Peele retired recently as the church's longest-tenured pastor. FBE/Special EASTMAN — Jerry Peele can still see it. Twenty-one years later, …

BREMEN — Herman Parker, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bremen for almost 28 years, announced on June 14 his plans to retire at the end of July. Upon the occasion of Parker’s 25th …

Pastor Rick Warren preaches during a February 2020 worship service at Saddleback Church. The church, celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, averages more than 30,000 attendees each weekend. …

Chasing Chason

A pack of fleet footed runners were chasing Mike Chason in the spring of 1973, but his tenacity proved too much. He won the gold at the intramural cross-country race at Valdosta State College. Track …

Darwin and those at Jefferson Avenue are quick to credit his wife, Carolyn, with contantly being by his side. "God called us into the ministry in 1968," Darwin states. It was a common practice for …

Pastor Neal Hager, holding balloon, was honored last spring for his 30 years of service at Southside Baptist Church in Camilla. Hager's experience, he says, has shown him the importance of a church …

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