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October 17, 2013

By Julie Payne

Jettie Kirkpatrick

Wildwood Baptist Church, Cottondale 
Tuscaloosa Baptist Association

Favorite Verses: Psalm 19:14 and John 3:16

Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”

Hobbies: Working in the yard and music

Family status: Widowed after 48 years of marriage to Alton (known to many as Pat)

Jettie Kirkpatrick, 91, serves as the church clerk, treasurer and Sunday School secretary at Wildwood Baptist Church, Cottondale. She also is a member of the church choir and prepares breakfast each Sunday morning for the children who are picked up and transported to church by Wildwood Baptist’s van ministry.

Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?

A: I had an aunt and uncle (who) raised us (siblings). … They had a great influence on all of our lives — we were all … actively involved in church and became Christians at an early age. 

Q: What do you get from this ministry work?

A: It’s always a blessing to do things for other people. … I ask the Lord every day to show me what He wants me to do. … I try to do what I feel that I’m led to do. It’s just a great blessing.

Q: How do family members support you?

A: They absolutely support me 100 percent. My husband always did, too. We were partners in everything that we did.

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

A: As long as the Lord allows, I’ll continue to do what I feel He’s leading me to do. … I just want to be in His will, whatever it is.

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

A: He is the … total difference in everything I do. … I can’t imagine life without Christ. 

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