Preparation for Church of God Delegates to Celebrate 125th Anniversary
|William Wright (L) and Pastor Paul Fritts (R)|
|Pastor Paul Fritts (L) and Fred Brannen (R)|
|G.P. (Pinkney Spurling) and wife, Lucinda ca 1961|
|Frances and Fred Brannen (holding daughter Frankie) ca 1961|
I was appointed to pastor this church at the young age of 22 years. On March 1, 1961, I preached my first sermon as a pastor there. I had been discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard for about one week. Can you imagine? What happy, happy memories of a great group of mountain folks who accepted us and worked with us to help us build a new church building. Now-a-days, I am teaching a Sunday School class in this church. These were/are wonderful people.