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Finklea, John comment (0)

January 3, 2008

First Baptist Church, Monroeville Bethlehem Baptist Association

Favorite Verse: John 3:16
Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
Hobby: Turkey hunting
Family Status: Widowed after 68 years of marriage to Carolyn; one child, John Jr.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren

John Finklea joined First Baptist Church, Monroeville, in 1924. Finklea was ordained as a deacon in 1939, served as church treasurer for 15 years and has taught Sunday School on various occasions. Now at age 96, he remains an active deacon in the church.

Q: What led you to remain an active deacon for so many years?
A: I professed faith when I was 9 years old and have stayed active through the goodness of God and all His help. He’s really blessed me a lot.

Q: How are you currently involved?
A: I’m in charge of visitation. I visit the elderly and the sick that are in hospitals or nursing homes. And I call and send out cards on all the birthdays or anniversaries.

Q: What do you get from the ministry?
A: I just enjoy talking to people, and I just try to get the message across with the good Lord’s help.

Q: What does the ministry demand?
A: I’ve been active off and on, but the good Lord has afforded me good health and blessings. And He’s kept me busy. That’s a blessing.

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