The Rev. Wendell Dutton, director of missions, Cherokee Baptist Association, paid tribute to the Rev. Ricky Pollard, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist church during a recent special Sunday celebration honoring Rev. Pollard and family on his retirement after 30 years of service to the church and community.
“Pine Grove Baptist Church, for the last 30 and a half years, has enjoyed a very unique and special opportunity and situation,” said Rev. Dutton. “You had Ricky Pollard serve as your pastor. You fail to realize how special that is until you look at the backdrop of pastoral ministry in the 20th and 21st Century. Being a pastor of a local Baptist Church is the most challenging and demanding job in all of the world.”
He is a native of California, grew up in Texas, now lives in Charlotte but calls Alabama home.
Sen. Williams, Rep. Lindsey, Coosa Valley Executive Director Eddie May, Cosby Company Field Representative Norman Burton presented the check during a recent meeting of the Cherokee County Association of Volunteer Firefighters held at the Cedar Bluff Fire Station.
The McCord’s Crossroads Community was THE place to be this Memorial Day weekend as a record number of patrons from the community and surrounding areas came out to honor our nation’s Veterans and to enjoy a day of good wholesome fun and entertainment.