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Hurst, Virgiecomment (0)

August 19, 2004

Church:  Oak Bowery Baptist Church, Ohatchee Calhoun Baptist Association

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5–6

Favorite hymn:  “Amazing Grace”

Hobbies: Traveling, gardening

Family status: Single, one living brother, several nieces and nephews

Virgie Hurst is someone you should know because she started her church library in 1945. Currently she serves as media library director and historian, among other positions.


Q: Why have you done this activity?

A: I was always interested in reading and I wanted other people to read and have access to books to help them with their reading enjoyment and teaching.


Q: What does the ministry demand?

A: Just a little time.


Q: What do you get from the ministry?

A: I get enjoyment in having things available for other people to use.


Q: What led you to start the library?

A: I traveled to Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly in North Carolina for a conference and I heard about it there.

The Alabama Baptist State Convention helped us by giving us several books and the church gave us a few dollars to buy books.

We have more than 4,000 accessions there now.


Q: How do other family members support you?

A: My brothers and sisters have always supported me in what I’ve done.


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

A: As long as I’m needed, I’ll be there to serve.


If you know of a person who should be featured as “Someone You Should Know,” send his or her  name, a contact number and the reason you think he or she should be featured to: Someone You Should Know, c/o The Alabama Baptist, 3310 Inde­pendence Drive, Bir­mingham, AL 35209.

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