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August 6, 2009
By Kristen Lindsey
First Baptist Church, Opelika
Tuskegee Lee Baptist Association
Favorite Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:5–6
Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
Hobby: Calling people on the telephone
Family Status: Married to Wendell for 64 years, three children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Evelyn Johnson, a member of First Baptist Church, Opelika, is known as an active prayer warrior. Even though she has lost her sight, Johnson still ministers to the people in her Sunday School class by telephone.
Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: I was with my mother at a revival in a Methodist church.
Q: How were you involved in church through the years?
A: I worked in the [youth] department for several years, worked with the Sunbeams and … taught Sunday School.
Q: What did you get from those ministries?
A: It was a rewarding thing. That is where the foundation of my life started. I wasn’t very active until after I was saved. It helped me grow in my Christian life.
Q: How have churches changed over the years?
A: It has changed quite a bit. I’ve been blessed to have good Bible-teaching churches though. The music has changed some, but we still have some of the old songs we used in the hymnal.
Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: Everything. It enriched my life and gave me living hope.