Celebrating 20 years!

  • Daddy's Big Day

Today we celebrated Daddy’s 20th anniversary at our church! He has pastored Salem Baptist Church since I was 16 months old! Crazy huh! This isn’t a common occurrence for most churches. 20 years is quite a long time for a pastor to serve.  However, there is no doubt in any one’s mind that this is where our good God has called Daddy to serve for the last 2 decades. His heart and his passion for loving the Lord’s people was so apparent today as we listened to so many testimony’s from the different lives he has touched.

Today was truly a time of celebration and rejoicing. Praise God for everything he has done!  It’s incredible to look back at pictures and videos from 15 years ago and realize just how deeply rooted our friendships are here.  We have been SO blessed with our friends and church family.

I am so thankful for the last 20 years.  I’m thankful for a beautiful church family, for dear sweet friends that I have known and literally loved my whole life. I’m thankful for a chance to come together and praise God for what He has done and most of all, I am thankful for my daddy. He is a good man. He’s a leader, a servant, a nurturer, a provider, a friend…. and the list could go on and on. But I especially thank him for being a man of integrity. Daddy lives it. He’s the real deal and I am so so lucky to be his daughter and to have his example to learn from.  I love him and I am so proud of him. Thank you Jesus for an awesome day and congratulations Daddy!

7 Comments Personal
  1. Anna reply

    awww…. yay! It was a really great day! I’m glad your family enjoyed it! And we were saying that we need to get our whole crew together again. This time everyone can bring their “best” videos and we can all laugh with and at each other :)

  2. emy reply

    it really was an AWESOME day!! and second anna w/ getting the crew together, more home videos… such as fake baptisms, bathing suit weggies, singing to the oven, snow parties, camping trips, etc. Fun times!!

  3. Michael reply

    Woo hoo!!!! Great day,except maybe for “Mike and Kate plus 28”

  4. caroline reply

    i thought that sunset might be blog worthy :)
    sooo fun. what a blessing

  5. caroline reply

    ps is nancy elliot sleeping in the background?? haha

  6. Jessica Beale reply

    This was such a perfect day :)

  7. gayle reply

    I think we were all tenderly reminded what church “home” is all about. What an amazing day! Thanks Ruffy for following God’s direction.

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