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June 7, 2012
By Christine Kapurch
Providence #1 Baptist Church, Montevallo
Chilton Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: Thessalonians 5:16–18
Favorite Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, quilting and sewing
Family Status: Widowed after 55 years of marriage to Edgar; four children, Sidney, Betty, Lloyd and David; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great grand children
Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?
A: My grandmother carried me each Sunday to service starting when I was 2 [years old]. I accepted Christ when I was 16 and was baptized when I was 21.
Q: Why have you continued serving through the years?
A: My husband Edgar and I were always considered pillars of the church.
Q: What does the ministry demand?
A: For years everyone expected me to bring a pan of chicken dressing whenever the church had a family meal.
Q: What do you get from the ministry?
A: I worked at the Jemison school lunchroom for years. Many of the students still remember me.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry service in the future?
A: I have gotten to the place that I can’t do much of anything, but I pray a lot.