Gilchrist celebrates 30 years at church

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson And, Gilchrist’s hope also is that First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church of Troy is the only church that he will ever serve. You Might Like Lyons steps up to task Grant Lyons is the new extension coordinator for Pike County. He replaces Tammy Powell, who retired earlier this year. (Photo/Jaine… read more Gilchrist celebrates 30 years at church Published 6:16 pm Friday, May 13, 2011 Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Rev. George Gilchrist Jr., has served as pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church of Troy for 30 years.This weekend, he, along with his wife, will be honored for their longtime service with Pastor’s Appreciation Day. The couple will be honored at a banquet on Saturday night and again on Sunday as guest pastors will deliver the morning and afternoon worship services.Gilchrist said First Missionary Baptist Church is the only church that he has pastored. “I have been fortunate to have been the pastor for three generations and I’m grateful for the privilege the Lord has allowed me to share the gospel.”Gilchrist had opportunities to preach on several occasions before being called to pastor First Missionary Baptist Church.“Thirty years is a lot time but time flies,” Gilchrist said. “Over the years, we have experienced a lot of joys and many challenges. My wife has worked right along side me. She started a church newsletter and a food bank and we have a website. The church building has undergone extensive renovations. We have been blessed.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Print Article Even though times seems to fly, Gilchrist said that looking out over his congregation, many of those who filled the pews those first years of his ministry are no longer there.“Except for about a dozen, they are gone,” he said. “But I’m still a plain and simple kind of preacher. I preach the Word and let the Lord do the rest. My style has not varied. The Biblical principals are still the same but I hope that I’m relating better.”last_img read more