Molino Baptist Church is revitalized after former member is revitalized into its pastor
By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
TAFT — Church revitalization begins one person at a time, believes Joe Self. In this case, it began with him.
The story begins in the 1980s when a rural church near Fayetteville was “a focal point and center of worship” for a small community here, recalled Joe Self.
Self, who was in his 20s, attended that church, Molino (Moh-line-ah) Baptist Church, then.
“It was there that I felt a call to the pastorate,” he recalled.
But he hesitated to respond. For one thing, like a lot of people he didn’t feel worthy, he explained.