Cash, pastor for 62 years, retires


Robert and Pauline Cash BOB CASH/Special

WARTHEN – On Sunday, Sept. 8, Robert Cash preached his final sermon at Union Baptist Church in Warthen, one of the oldest churches in Washington County (est. 1844).  Friends and family attended to celebrate his final sermon from the pulpit, culminating 62 years of pastoral ministry.

Cash graduated from Baylor University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. An east Atlanta native, he began his pastoral ministry in Tombstone, Arizona, before finding his way back home to Georgia. Eatonton served as his home base as he served Baptist churches throughout middle Georgia, most recently as pastor at Union Baptist for over 14 years.

He married former Pauline Campbell of Sandersville, a nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital, in 1952, following her graduation from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. “You could not ask for a better, more faithful partner in ministry,” Cash said of Pauline. They have 3 children – Pam Cash Peters, Sheila Cash Clopton, and Bob Cash.

 “Through your immense passion for missions and other logistical contributions, hundreds of African people have had access to formal education, many have been saved through the preaching of the Gospel message, many churches have been planted, others have had various means of livelihood including music, improved health, gained vocational skills, gained access to safe drinking water, and some have become leaders of churches….,” Edward Enim, founder/CEO of Coast for Christ Ministries in Ghana, said, in sending a certificate of honor to Cash for the service.

Enim continued, “Rev. Cash, your love for me was special. We are grateful to you for your continuous partnership with Coast for Christ Ministries. To God be the Glory. May the Lord who called you to reach people for Christ including Ghanaians and for that matter Africans for Him, bless and keep you and the family. We salute you, comrade in the vineyard.”

Cash expressed that he was humbled and honored by the many expressions of love and support, and said, “To God be the Glory.” He is immensely grateful for the honor and privilege of serving Christ throughout middle Georgia and looks forward to spending more time at home with his wife and three German Shepherds, he added.

 Congratulations and greetings may be sent to Robert & Pauline Cash at

Bob Cash contributed to this article.

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