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Church anniversary features local speaker
Edith at anniversary
Edith Anderson will speak at First African Missionary Baptist Church's anniversary on Aug. 14. - photo by Photo provided.

The First African Missionary Baptist Church Senior Mission Ministry invites the public to come help celebrate 88 years of serving the Lord at 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Edith Walthour Anderson of Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Gardi. She is also a member of Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst.

She is a native of Allenhurst, and the mother of three children. She also has five grandchildren.

Anderson is 1970 graduate of Liberty County High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in human resource administration from St. Leo University. Her Master’s in Christian education and Doctorate in Christian education/counseling are from Trinity Temple College of Religion in Hinesville.

She retired as a human resource advisor in 2003 from the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center on Fort Stewart. She organizes community prayer groups, Prayer Force Liberty and Prayer Force Wayne, and is a volunteer chaplain with Liberty Regional Medical Center. A correspondent for the Coastal Courier, Anderson writes a faith column, "In the Pulpit." She is also an instructor at Trinity Temple College of Religion, and the author of two books, "Lack of knowledge" and "Dare to Soar."

First African MBC is at 600 Church Drive in Glennville.

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