Prattville pastor Brooks marks 50 years in ministry comment (0)
May 22, 2014
By Leigh Pritchett
On April 13, Calvary Baptist Church, Prattville, members celebrated the 50th anniversary of their pastor’s total ministry.
“It’s been a good journey,” said Winston Brooks of his half-century in ministry. He has been pastor of Calvary Baptist for eight years.
The members of Calvary in Autauga Baptist Association marked his accomplishment with a fellowship after the Sunday evening service. Floyd Smith, chairman of deacons, presented a plaque from the church to Brooks.
During the fellowship, Bill Morgan, director of missions for Autauga Association, enumerated highlights of Brooks’ ministry.
Among the highlights that Brooks likes to recall are leading an Indiana church in constructing a new building while he was a student pastor.
He also led Calvary Baptist Church, Vincent, in Shelby Baptist Association in building a new sanctuary.
Most of all, “I enjoy the preaching and I enjoy the pastoral care,” Brooks said of ministering.
He received his education from Samford University in Birmingham and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
As a student, he served several churches as pastor. Then as a full-time pastor, he ministered at several Alabama Baptist churches including Wayside Baptist Church, Ashford. He is now a bivocational pastor and a hospice chaplain, currently working with Hospice of Montgomery.
Brooks also has served in various capacities in associations in which he has been a pastor. He and his wife, Betty, have two children and five grandchildren.