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McCain, Charles Conrad C.C. comment (0)

December 17, 2009

Charles Conrad “C.C.” McCain, a former Alabama Baptist pastor and director of missions, died Dec. 1. He was 93.

A native of Cullman County, McCain was director of missions for Calhoun Baptist Association for 20 years (1961–1981). In the early 1940s, he served as director of missions for Cullman Baptist Association — which became East and West Cullman associations in 1946 — following his graduation from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham.

McCain also served many years as a pastor. Just prior to going to Calhoun Association, he served a 10-year pastorate at Southside Baptist Church. While a student at Howard, he served as pastor of several churches. While working on a master’s degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., McCain served as pastor of Ballardsville Baptist Church, Crestwood, Ky. After graduating from seminary, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Cedar Bluff, before going to Southside Baptist.

After McCain retired from Calhoun Association, he served three years as pastor of Cheaha Baptist Church, Oxford. He also served as interim pastor of seven churches during his retirement years.

At the time of his death, McCain was a member of Golden Springs Baptist Church, Anniston, where he was the director of the men’s senior adult Sunday School class. During the last few years of his life, McCain held devotional services once a week at a nursing home and directed worship once a month for campers at Cheaha State Park.

McCain is survived by his wife of 68 years, Oneita; one daughter; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son. (TAB)

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