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July 20, 2006

By Sondra Washington

Grove Hill Baptist Church, Grove Hill
Clarke Baptist Association

Favorite Verses: Isaiah 41:10, 13
Favorite Hymn: “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Hobbies: Church, community work
Family Status: Widowed after 53 years of marriage to Charles; three children, Jack, Mary and Dorothy; seven grandchildren

Elizabeth Granade joined Grove Hill Baptist Church in 1950 with her husband, who was pastor there for 23 years. Over the years, she taught Sunday School and other missionary groups. At 88 years old, Granade currently plays piano for the church’s nursing home ministries, teaches Sunday School to senior adults and works with the church Woman’s Missionary Union group.

Q: What led you to become active in church work?

A: I was born and raised in a good Christian home. My mother was a Sunday School teacher, and my father was an active deacon and treasurer of the church.

Q: Why have you continued this activity?
A: It’s in my heart. I love it. I think it’s the thing to do.

Q: What does the ministry demand?
A: It takes a good bit of time. I’m trying to teach from the Book of Job right now, and it requires a lot of studying.

Q: What do you get from the ministry?
A: I get the blessing because I learn more. When you study more, you learn more.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in it in the future?

A: I hope I can keep on working until I go on to heaven. I don’t know that I can continue to do too much in the future, but I want to do as much as I can as long as I can.

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