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January 7, 2010

John C. Powers, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Pell City, in St. Clair Baptist Association, died Dec 29. He was 62.

Prior to assuming the pastoral role at Mount Pleasant Baptist in December, Powers served as pastor of Cook Springs Baptist Church and Happy Home Baptist Church, Leeds, both in St. Clair Association.

 “John was a pastor full of life and he enjoyed preaching and enjoyed Bible study and helping people understand what the Bible has to say,” said Ben Chandler, director of missions for St. Clair Association. “He was very active in the association. We are going to miss him greatly.”

A native of Sterrett, Powers served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In associational life, Powers served as part of St. Clair Association’s bivocational PEN group (Pastoral Encouragement Network).

“The main thing that struck me about Brother John was that he was really interested in visitations and especially sick people,” said Larry Burnham, chairman of deacons at Mount Pleasant Baptist. “And he was more about getting people in church than anything else. … He was so Bible-oriented and really got into the Scripture.”

Powers is survived by his wife, Deloras; two sons; and four grandchildren.   (TAB)

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