Gamble, Ninnacomment (0)
February 23, 2012
By Julie Payne
Reno Baptist Church, McCalla
Pleasant Grove Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: John 4:4
Favorite Hymn: “It Is Well With My Soul”
Family Status: arried 40 years to Kenneth; two sons, Stephen and Aaron; and three grandchildren
Ninna Gamble, a member of Reno Baptist Church, McCalla, for more than 40 years, is the church pianist and coordinates all the special music for Sunday morning and evening services. She has taught children’s Sunday School classes. Gamble is active in Woman’s Missionary Union and serves on church committees. She sang for the Reno Trio group for 25 years.
Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: When I was 14, I spent a summer with my [older] sister and her husband in Columbia, S.C. I went to church with them while I was there. On [a] Sunday night, the pastor preached about knowing for sure you were saved. … When I came home, I went into my sister’s bedroom and told her I had never been saved. It was July 3, 1967.
Q: What led you to serve in church?
A: My daddy was a deacon, and my mother played the piano at their church for 45 years. We were taught to be faithful and to serve. It’s just something that was put into me. … I wanted to serve.
Q: What has serving in church required of you?
A: Commitment. To me, that’s so important. I just think you ought to be committed if you want to do something.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry in the future?
A: As long as I can go, I will. I started a new ministry [named] The Nursing Home Quartet. It’s called that because that’s primarily what we do. We minister to nursing homes. I hope that’s going to be going on for a while.
Q: What difference has Christ made in your life?
A: All the difference in the world. I don’t know what I would do without Him. He is everything to me.