From the Pastor's Pen
Pastor's Epistle:Twentieth Year Anniversary
To God be the Glory for the great things He has done; He has done marvelous things, PRAISE THE LORD, let the earth hear his voice. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, let the people rejoice.
Twenty years ago I was called to Shepard the flock of Hills Tabernacle Primitive Baptist Church, 916 Caruthers Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. It was then and continues today to be both a challenging and unique blessing from
God. This past year has truly been that type of year presenting us with tests and triumphs. However, when you are on the Lord's team, our victories will always outweigh your trials. We said good bye to Brother Charles Compton, Freddie B. Carpenter, Sister Wilma Knight, Brother Lawrence Jenkins and Sister Barbara Brown Hawkins. These and many others have positively impacted this church over many years.
The blessings of the past year were many. The active involvement in our Sunday School and worship services by our youth and young adults has inspired us all. In every department, we see reasons to be thankful for the faithful service of those who give of their time and money to insure the progress of this ministry. Thanks to our young Ushers, the breakfast workers, and to everyone who has made a renewed commitment to the Bible Study.
The assistance provided by both Elder George Acklin and Minister Robert Cornelius Crocker are blessings beyond description. What a mighty God we serve.
It is easy to see that God has provided us plenteous grace whereby we are encouraged to go forward as a strong unit of love, honor and commitment. However, these things must be reflected in each of us. None of us should expect to enjoy what we do not actively take part in. I ask that more of us join those who have begun to increase their giving. Personal contributions to the whole of the Church is the clear pathway to the future success of this ministry.
To grow spiritually we must pursue a strong prayer life, regular attendance, stewardship in giving and commitment in service. The key to future success and prosperity will be a church individually and wholly committed to giving the best of its service.
Therefore, let us come boldly to the alter laying before God the giver of every good and perfect gift, our individual gifts that makes the body of Christ whole.
Elder Robert L. Crocker