of our Senior Pastor,
Richard B. Jones
and wife Beverly
Sunday, August 28, 2016
After serving our church faithfully for almost 18 years plus three decades in other
churches, our Pastor retired from full-time ministry at the end of August, 2016. The celebration
took place in Crystal Manor.
Chairman of the Mission Committee, Dave Smith gave Mrs. Jones some valuable (tongue-in-cheek) advice about dealing with snakes in the area of Florida where they plan to take up residence. Pastor was presented with a special stick for holding the snakes at bay and Beverly received an electronic snake charmer to hang around her neck.
Pastor Jones expressed words of appreciation and Dr. Walter Coles, formerly of Elmer, gave an inspiring message. The closing hymn, "Great is Thy Faithfulness" was fitting not only for its lyrics, but also because it was written and first sung in 1923 a few miles from Elmer, in Vineland, NJ.