Friday, April 15, 2011

Wellsville's First Baptist Celebrates Pastor's Service

Saturday – April 9: Members of Wellsville's First Baptist Church celebrated their pastor's 30th year of service to the church on Center St. The celebration banquet was held this past Saturday in the Auditeria of Wellsville High School.

Rev. Roosevelt Thomson is a native of Camden, Alabama and a Youngstown resident. He and his wife Lena have five children and another five grandchildren. Thompson graduated from the American Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a bachelor's degree from Central Bible College in Cleveland. An active community member he serves on the Tobin Center Board of Directors and is Vice President of the Wellsville Area Ministerial Association among some of his activities.

Minister Jamey Smith served as Master of Ceremony for the celebration and musical selections were sung by East Liverpool's New Hope Male Chorus. Temple of Praise Baptist Church Pastor Walter Houston, from Cleveland, delivered the message.

When we asked how a fellow from Alabama got to Youngstown he explained at the time he was working in Battle Creek, MI. Mrs. Thompson had friends that lived in Youngstown. They came for a visit and have been visiting every since.

Pictured here is Rev. Thompson and Mrs. Thompson. Congratulations Pastor.

God bless...

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