Waldrep, Anncomment (0)
May 24, 2012
By Christine Kapurch
Providence Baptist Church, Town Creek
Muscle Shoals Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: salm 121:1
Favorite Hymn: “Jesus I Come”
Hobbies: orking in the garden, spending time with the grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren
Family Status: idowed after 49 years of marriage to Silas; three children, Rickey, Silicia and Tim;
seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren
Ann Waldrep, 80, has been a member of Providence Baptist Church for 72 years. She has been involved in WMU for 15 years and taught Sunday School for 45 years. Waldrep has traveled on one missions trip and worked for the missions department at her church. She has also been a member of the choir for 60 years.
Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?
A: I was raised in a Christian home but not until I was 13 … I was walking with a group of girls and they said, “I tell you what, we need to let the Lord have His way in our life.” I was saved that night and I have been a member ever since Aug. 13, 1945.
Q: What led you to serve WMU?
A: I was raised in a Christian home that served and it just seemed that I should follow that.
Q: Why have you continued through the years?
A: It’s been my life and family. The church has always been the front part of my life.
Q: What does the ministry demand?
A: It doesn’t demand anything. I gladly give my time for what Christ has done for me.
Q: How do family members support you?
A: [They support me] wholeheartedly in every way. They are all involved in the church.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry work in the future?
A: I’ll stay [involved] as long as the Lord gives me the strength and the health to be involved.