By Lonnie Wilkey
LAFAYETTE — Not every church gets the opportunity to help a church member celebrate a 100th birthday and concerns and restrictions caused by COVID-19 make it even harder, but First Baptist Church, Lafayette, found a way.
On Sunday, Sept. 6, about 20 church members gathered in their cars and drove to the home of Annette Cothron, a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of First Baptist for 40 years, to wish her a happy birthday. Many stayed in their cars while others gathered on her lawn as she waved and greeted them from her porch.
Miss Annette, as she is known throughout the congregation, is an icon in Macon County.
“As her pastor, I stand in awe of her accomplishments,” said Tim Hickman, pastor of First Baptist. “She is an example to all for her unwavering faith, her undying devotion and her tenacious dedication to God and His people.” [Read more…]