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March 12, 2009

Jerome King, retired Alabama Baptist director of missions and pastor, died Feb. 22. He was 63.

A native of Sheffield, King held degrees from Samford University in Birmingham, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tx., and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.

King served in ministry for 45 years, including most recently as director of missions for East Liberty Baptist Association for about two years. Prior to his role at East Liberty Association, King served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Shawmut, for nearly 20 years. He also served as pastor of Wayside Baptist Church, Alexander City, and held youth minister and associate pastor positions in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas. In 2007, King was awarded the first Associational Missionary of the Year Award.

King is survived by his wife, Frances Rollins King; three children; and four grandchildren. (TAB)

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