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April 7, 2011

By June Mathews

Five Points Baptist Church, Sylacauga
Coosa River  Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:5
Favorite Hymn: “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
Hobbies: Reading and doing word and number puzzles
Family Status: Widowed after 46 years of marriage to Horace; two children, Richard and Karen; and one granddaughter

A lifelong Baptist, Carolyn Grizzle has served in numerous capacities in her church and association over the years. For the past 15 years, she has served as Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) director for Coosa River Baptist Association. She is retiring from this position this month.

Q: What was your early life like?
A: I grew up in Columbiana, where my parents, my sister and I were members of First Baptist Church. I attended all available activities, including Sunday School, Baptist Training Union, Vacation Bible School and WMU organizations.

Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: Through the witness and influence of my parents and church leaders, I accepted Christ as Savior at an early age.

Q: How have you been involved in church through the years?
A: As a minister’s wife for 46 years, I was blessed to serve with my husband in several pastorates in Alabama. I led music, played the piano, taught Sunday School and worked with WMU organizations as I was needed. I have served as organist and as a Sunday School teacher at Five Points for 11 years.

Q: What have you gotten from that involvement?
A: There have been unnumbered blessings, many strong friendships and the joy of seeing many young people assume church leadership roles as they have become adults.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in church in the future?
A: I plan to continue being in God’s work as long as I’m needed and am able to participate.

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