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Thornton, Margaretcomment (0)

July 19, 2012

By Christine Kapurch

River Road Baptist Church, Alexander City
Tallapoosa Baptist Association 

Favorite Verse: John 3:16

Favorite Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”

Hobbies: Sewing, yard work and helping the elderly

Family Status: Widowed after 17 years of marriage to Hardey; four children, Pam, Debra, Susie and Jason; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren


Margaret Thornton has held several roles throughout her 46 years at River Road Baptist Church. She has served as the music director for the past four years and the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) director for 15 years. She also teaches an adult Sunday School class and is the acting Vacation Bible School director. 


Q: What led you to serve your church’s WMU?

A: I love people and I just love to work in the church.  


Q: Why have you continued through the years?

A: I just love the Lord and I want to do it as long as the Lord lets me. 


Q: What does ministry work demand?

A: To me it demands commitment, and you should do the best you can with it. 


Q: What do you get from your ministry work?

A: Such joy, I can’t describe it. I love the Lord and (love) being around people.  


Q: How do family members support you?

A: They really support me very much. My son-in-law is a deacon and two of my children attend the same church. 


Q: How do you see yourself involved in this ministry work in the future?

A: I see myself going as long as I can. I visit nursing homes now and I hope to continue to do that. I sit with the elderly and just visit with them.  


Q: What difference will this ministry work make for you in the future?

A: It makes all the difference in the world. If you aren’t involved it doesn’t seem like life is going on.  

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