Today the Rev. Owen Duncan steps away from the pulpit at Liberty Baptist Church where he has served as pastor since the church began nearly 32 years ago.
Duncan is retiring from Liberty and will wait to see what direction the Lord has for him.
Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill generated quite the attention as he walked along U.S. 64 and in Rutherfordton on U.S. 221 Friday morning.
Attired in a bright orange vest with a white poster on his back, "Walking Coast 2 Coast.com" McGill, 68, spent a few minutes visiting people.
The Southern Baptists are electing a new president to succeed the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who became the denomination's first African-American president in 2012.
In celebration of the 125th year of First United Methodist Church of Forest City, the congregation will welcome home one of its clergy whose spiritual origins are within the church.
Rev. Dr. George E. Thompson will preach at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services of worship on Sunday, June 15.