Make that read the Rev. Zenus Windsor. He has spent 55 of his 77 years preaching The Word in churches scattered across several Alabama counties. Windsor is currently the interim pastor at New Hope Christian.
That 55-year milestone will be celebrated Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church near Mellow Valley.
The “rest of the story?”
Corinth is where Zenus preached his first sermon . . . in May of 1957. And the “rest of the rest of the story” is the “Rev. Windsor will do the preaching there . . . at least one more time.
His first convert, Joann Powers, will be in the audience. I’m told that came in his first sermon.
He recalls the sermon came from the third chapter of Jeremiah and went “I think an hour and 10 minutes.”
Services begin at 11, but he promises he will not give a repeat performance. There are a couple of very good reasons.
1. There are old friends to visit.
2. Food will be ready at high noon.
And yes, you’re invited. The Rev. Zenus Windsor and wife Margaret would love to see you there.
Jackson Fields, one of 15 seniors, is not “blood kin,” but is family, dating back to when he was born to Terry and Sherry Robinson Fields. Sherry is sister to our daughter-in-law.
OK, hope you got that figured out, but Jackson was part of a very accomplished class at Faith. Regina Musser, school counselor, tells me her 15 seniors nailed down “a bit in excess of $450,000 in scholarship money.”
That’s just 15 kids . . .
“Action Jackson,” which is what I tagged him sometime in his second year and was wrecking everything in sight, is a piece of work. His ACT of 32 is a “piece of work,” too.
“Action” is headed for the University of Alabama in the fall and he has a nice share of that Faith scholarship money.
We’re proud . . .
“If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try oderin’ somebody else’s dog around.”
Along the way he has been involved with the Jacksonville High band, the Future Business Leaders of America and the Key Club.
Young Mr. Mo heads to Auburn University this fall on a Board of Trustees Scholarship and an Auburn University Scholarship.
Marcia Stallings, JHS counselor, says, “Chuyuan is a tremendous young man with unlimited potential. It’s exciting to look forward to seeing what he accomplishes.”
Proud parents are Hanrong Wang and Zhanen Mo of Jacksonville.
Take a bow, young man . . .
George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5682 or e-mail: email@example.com