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September 26, 2013

By Julie Payne

Addie Dennis

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bessemer
Bessemer Baptist Association

Favorite Verse: Matt. 28:20

Favorite Hymn: “I’ll Meet You In the Morning”

Hobbies: Working for the Lord, quilted previously

Family Status: Widowed after 38 years of marriage to Herbert; three children; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren

Addie Dennis, 99, has been a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bessemer, since 1942. She still serves as both the director of the church’s Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) group and as a teacher for senior adult ladies. Dennis taught young people from 1942 to 1964, and since 1964 she has taught adults. She has served as the church’s WMU director since 1968.

Q: How were you led into ministry work at your church?

A: When (I was asked) to take that (adult) class, I was a Christian, but I really got to studying when they asked me to take that adult class. If you’re teaching adults, you really do have to study.

Q: What do you get out of your ministry work?

A: It helps me a lot doing the studying. … I just love teaching that class.

Q: How do family members support you in your ministry work?

A: They really do support me. … They encourage me and tell me how proud they are of me.

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

A: As long as I can drive and go to church (I will be involved). I’m 99, but as long as I can drive I will be working for the Lord.

Q: What difference has Jesus Christ made in your life?

A: I couldn’t live without Jesus Christ.

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