Harvest deacon honored by church, pastor from pastcomment (0)
January 16, 2003
When John Hogan, retired pastor of Boldo Baptist Church in Walker Baptist Association, ordained Bill Shaw as a deacon in his church in 1950, he never dreamed their ministry paths would stay so closely connected.
But on Dec. 22, 2002, when Shaw was honored at his current home church – Harvest Baptist Church in Madison Baptist Association – as deacon emeritus, Hogan was present once again.
Hogan, now a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Madison Association, was asked to participate in the service for Shaw because of their history together.
In the last 52 years, Shaw has served as a deacon in all four churches in which he has been a member – Boldo, Harvest and two other churches in Madison Association. Douglas Weaver is the pastor of Harvest Baptist Church.