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Alva Wesleyan pastor and wife head off to plant a church in Corpus Christie

 

Kathleen Lourde

Pictured here holding his granddaughter, Alva Wesleyan Pastor John Smith preached his last sermon in Alva Sunday. He and his wife are headed off to Corpus Christie, Texas, where they will plant a new church.

Alva Wesleyan Pastor John Smith preached his last sermon in Alva Sunday. He and his wife, Beth, are headed off to Corpus Christie, Texas, where they will plant a new church.

After the service this past Sunday, emotions were strong on everyone's faces as the Smiths shared warm hugs and caring words with just about every member of the congregation. The couple were thrown a going-away party the previous week at the church, with 150 or more in attendance.

Pastor Smith said he would miss his church family in Alva, where he and his wife have lived for 13 years, and where his children attended A...



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