MT. GAY — Members of the Mt. Gay Freewill Baptist Church held a surprise Pastor Appreciation celebration on August 11, 2013, for their pastor, Rev. Layton Lockhart and his wife, Linda.
The couple was honored with a dinner, gift card and flowers.
Guest speaker for the event was Rev. Buddy Lucas. Singing “The Pastor’s Song” was Tenille Holstein and the duet of Jennifer Cashdollar on the flute and Josh Wilcox on the trumpet performed “The 42nd Psalm.”
The congregation feels honored to have Rev. Lockhart as their pastor and feel that the couple have committed themselves unconditionally and completely to the work of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Lockhart has served in the capacity of pastor since September 1978. Rev. Lockhart is also employed with Delta Electric of Logan.
Others attending or contributing was Paul Sexton; Jo Collins; Debbie Blankenship; Peggy Booth; Toy “Jack” Ely; Colby, Marlene and Brianna Marcum; Jo Meade; Ray Lockhart; Garyetta Bojaski; David, Shanda, Megan and Amelia Hager; Jeannetta Watkins; Judy Barker; Ricky and Mary Sexton; Keith and Barbara Brown; Joy Sexton; Bonnie Gibson; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bryant; Frank and Audra Carter and Abby Stallard.