Pianist plays for same church for 75 years

Originally published at Western Recorder – http://westernrecorder.org/2495.article

McKEE—She’s been attending the same church, Gray Hawk Baptist Church in McKee, since she was a little girl. But now at 86 years old, Jacqueline “Jackie” Brumback has officially been one of their church pianists for nearly 75 years.

Although the health of her husband, who is an inactive deacon because of his Alzheimers, has kept her from being the main pianist for a while now, just last month she showed up for revival meetings on three nights to fill in and serve as the pianist.

But, according to her retired pastor’s wife of 31 years and friend of nearly 45 years, Brenda Rose, that level of faithfulness is just her character. Continue reading “Pianist plays for same church for 75 years”

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Versailles Church sees growth through bilingual approach

VERSAILLES—For years, Versailles Baptist Church in Woodford County has been supporting their Hispanic ministry, led by Emilo and Mirma Zapata. But in the last few years, it has taken off. And they’ve decided that instead of incorporating as a separate church, they’d become one congregation in every way possible.

The approach has been working, because in the last 12 months, 20 people with Hispanic backgrounds have been baptized and 32 have joined.

“An integrative, multicultural approach is possible, even when you speak different languages,” Michael Cabell, Versailles senior pastor, said. “The mindset is normally that you go plant a Spanish speaking church. Instead, we’ve said, let’s make our church multi-lingual. Within that, that has brought so much strength, and our church has just embraced that thoroughly.” Continue reading “Versailles Church sees growth through bilingual approach”

Mt. Washington churches saturate city to ‘help the hurting’

MT. WASHINGTON—Churches from Nelson Baptist Association gathered in Mt. Washington on Sept. 8 for their association’s Crossover event, Saturate Mt. Washington, preceding their annual meeting the following day.

The event involved 85 people from 12 area churches coming together to do service projects and community outreach, essentially “putting feet to” the annual meeting’s theme, “Helping the Hurting,” Stan Lowery, Nelson Association’s director of missions, said.

“It was an outreach event, that got our churches working together to do it, and so building the unity of our work together and spreading the Gospel,” Lowery said.

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