Pastor's Epistle: Seventeen Year Anniversary
To God Be the Glory for the great things He has done. He has done marvelous things. Praise the lord. Yes, the Lord has done marvelous things within, among and throughout the Hills Tabernacle Primitive Baptist Church family. God has been a very present help in the time of prosperity and in the time of trouble.
We have come this long way of seventeen years as a Christian family united in Love; one for another and for the Lord. We are confident that He who has brought us thus far is able and willing to carry us through. From Mothers Wiggins, Chandler, Cowan, Beasley, Young, and many others who were so dear to us and were instrumental in developing this ministry in its early years. We reflect on the contributions of Deacons Claybrooks, Howard, and Finis "Bud" Wade. We consider too, the faithful service of of Sisters Rosie Bishop, Jessie Robinson, Clara Polk, Brother Clarence Hill and others who left us a legacy of support and encouragement.
Reflecting on the past, we move forward with a determination to lift the name of Jesus Christ even higher. As a congregation of faithful leaders, vibrant young adults, and energetic youth, we press forward knowing God - who has brought us thus far - will surely lead us to even higher heights.
Knowing that our labor for the Lord will never be in vain, we will press forward; meeting the challenges of retiring our remodeling debt, increasing our Sunday School Department's evangelistic efforts, and raising our lveel of service to the community and the Church universal as we lift the name of Jesus for all to see.
Elder Robert L. Crocker
April 10, 2011