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September 26, 2013
By Julie Payne
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.