Grace Bible Class salutes soldiers, veterans

McDONOUGH - Grace Bible Class, at Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, held a jubilee in the church gym April 20 to pay tribute to soldiers and veterans.  

More than 200 church members attended the event.

Church members said it was a “Gaither-style setting” of singers on stage that included Pastor Emeritus Ralph Easterwood, Ken and Jean Kerce, Rick Smith, Pat Staples, Don Henderson, Cathy Mann, Oscar Thomas, Cherry Conort, Marvin Hightower, Kay Piper, Pat Mann, Betty Vadney and Eddie Weik.  

Cherie Mullins was the pianist.  

The group sang some of the old time southern gospel favorites including “Till The Storm Passes By,”  “God On The Mountain,” “Singing With The Saints” and many more.  

They also had some sing along hymns that everyone enjoyed including “Farther Along” and “ I’ll Fly Away.”

Eddie Weik presented moving tribute to the veterans and soldiers. Then, as the singers sang “America The Beautiful,”  24 class members came from the back of the gym carrying the American flag and met in front of the stage as a tribute to all the veterans and soldiers.  

One participant said, “The evening was spent singing God’s praises and glorifying Him. Everyone that attended enjoyed it.”