On this past Sunday Linda and I celebrated our 12th Anniversary as Pastor of University Baptist Church. We are so thankful for the blessings of the Lord during these years. There have been many who were with us in the beginning who have either moved away to be closer to their families for care and others who have gone on to be with the Lord Jesus in glory.
As we survey those we serve today and have served we are blessed to see many of those who have been saved and grown in the Lord to the place where they are now serving Him in the ministry of the local church. There are others who have moved here from other States from solid Independent Baptist Churches who are faithfully serving in the work.
The church family surprised us on Sunday night at the close of the service by giving to Linda a dozen red roses and also giving us a basket of many different items by the dozen. Among those were gift cards to various places, a dozen or more cards and letters from our church folks, a dozen or more letters from various preachers, missionaries and Pastors whom I cherish as dear friends in the ministry. The church then gave us a very generous love offering commemorating our twelve years as pastor.
Linda and I can truly say that we are rich indeed because of those God has allowed us to serve for Him. To our family at University Baptist Church thank you for your love, kindness and patience shown toward our personal family throughout these twelve years. You are the best!!!
Loving You for Him,
Bro. Gary and Linda Ledford & family