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November 28, 2013

By Leigh Pritchett

Georgia Pridemore

Goodsprings Missionary Baptist Church, Cordova
Walker Baptist Association

Favorite Verses: John 3:16; Matthew 28:19–20

Favorite Hymn: “I’ll Tell the World That I’m a Christian”

Hobbies: Reading, oil painting, social networking, cooking 

Family Status: Married for 58 years to Robert; children: Jamie, Sherrie and David; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren 

If asked what her ministry work is, Georgia Pridemore does not have to think twice. She swiftly responds, “Missions. I’ve always had a heart for missions.” While a young mother of three, she felt called into missions and came to realize that the missions field is in “your own backyard.” Through the years, she has taught Sunday School, led Acteens and been active in community service and missions endeavors of the churches she has attended. Now 74, she is currently Woman’s Missionary Union director at Goodsprings Missionary Baptist Church, Cordova. She also produces her church’s bulletins, organizes fellowship activities and provides publicity for church events.

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

A: My mother and second after my mother would be Bible school. 

Q: When and how were you led into your ministry work? 

A: I don’t remember being led as such. I just kind of jumped in. A dear friend in Illinois was in WMU. She had … a passion for missions.

Q: What does your ministry work demand? 

A: Probably more energy than I have. But I mostly do my best. I love it, so it is not a hardship.

Q: What do you get from your ministry work? 

A: It’s hard to tell whether I get it from my ministry work or from Jesus. I have so much joy in my heart, it just bubbles out.

Q: How do family members support you?

A: My husband just thinks it’s wonderful. He supports everything I do. The grandkids are very supportive also.

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

A: I intend to do it as long as God keeps me on this earth and I’m able to.

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

A: I can’t imagine life without it. I’ve never had a more supportive pastor.

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

A: The joy I spoke of, if it wasn’t for Him, I firmly believe I would not have that joy. I can’t imagine where you would have a source of joy without Him.

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