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Stacy & Jennifer Hobbs
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Jennifer Hobbs – was saved in late February 2000 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized on April 9, 2000. Jennifer has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 28, 2000. She says that being saved was a “life-changing experience,” and although the journey has been one of “ups and downs,” she wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Stacy Hobbs – was saved on March 12, 2000 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized on April 9, 2000. Stacy has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 28, 2000. Stacy currently works as a field procurement buyer. He describes being born again as a “life-changing experience” and says that his journey has been one of “joy and sorrow” but that he wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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​Jared &  Ashley Lusk
Jared was raised as a Pastor's kid and was involved in many youth groups as a child. Jared was saved June 22, 2004 at Wise County Virginia  FBC of Pound; and baptized the next month. Jared says,  I thought I got saved when I was young and went up just because somebody else did; even got baptized two or three times and thought I was ok. But, I just didn't feel relieved and I knew something wasn't right. Years later, I went to Virginia and for my 18th birthday, and on Sunday, the whole day, I felt weird- like something  was missing. That night I knew if I got in my truck something bad was going to happen. I knew then what was wrong, God was knocking on my heart, and so on June 22, 2004, and I opened my heart and let God have it all. It was the best decision I ever made.
Jared is owner of Tennessee Timber.​
 Ashley Wanamaker Lusk - was saved at a young age in 1996. She remembers going up to the altar and asking Jesus to come into her heart and to forgive her of her sins. She doesn’t think many people took her salvation at such a young age seriously, and she was discouraged from baptism. She wasn’t baptized until a few years later in 2001 at the age of 13 when she felt she couldn’t put it off any longer. Ashley is the owner of Pretty Things and has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since November 14, 2004.

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Vanessa Rubley – was saved in June 1982 at Newtown The Baptist Church and was baptized around 1989. She is currently a secretary at Rubley’s Nursery. When Vanessa was 9-years-old, she remembers going home one night after a revival and regretting not going to the altar during the service. The next night of revival, however, Vanessa went up to the altar and asked God to save her. She told her mother that she wanted to be baptized the next day, Sunday, but Vanessa’s father was working in South Carolina at the time. As a result, her mother suggested that Vanessa wait until he got home, and although Vanessa agreed to that plan, she wasn’t baptized until a few years later when "my friend Angela Garrett got baptized at the river  I decided that I needed to be babtized too!".  Seven or eight years after I was saved, mama told me that she always regretted having me wait on daddy before I got babtized. But it all worked out good anyways!

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Donna & Avery Hill & Wayne Perry

Donna Hill - thanks the Lord for saving her as a young teen. However, she allowed her eyes to go on people and the world instead of on God. For about 18 years she lived out in the world so covered in scars and dirt. The Lord sent Avery to Florida to meet and marry her. Donna’s dad passed away on Avery and Donna’s first anniversary, and the Lord spoke to her and said, “If your life doesn’t change, you will never see your dad again.” In 1993, she came home and rededicated her life to the Lord. Now she lives her life trying to help others receive the Lord as their Savior and help them come out of darkness into the light of Jesus Christ. Donna says she would never want to be away from the Lord again. She thanks Jesus for His mercy and grace and His shed blood that is still alive today for our healing and salvation. Donna and Avery own Hill’s Auto Sales.

Avery Hill - was saved in 1993 and was baptized in July of 1995. He was saved at Pearls of Christ Church where he has been a member since 1993. Avery is self employed as a mechanic and salesman at his business, Hill’s Auto Sales.

Wayne Perry – was saved in February of 1994 and was baptized in June of 1995 at Altamont Baptist Church. Wayne has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since 1995 and is currently retired.

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Jeff Sweeton - In 2006, Jeff’s life was in destruction. He thought there was no way out. Jeff’s life was a mess and his marriage was a mess. He was in depression. He finally realized God was tired of the way he was living, and on March 19 he decided to go to church. On that day, his life changed forever. God saved his life and soul. Jeff says it is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He was saved on March 19, 2006 at Pearls of Christ Church. He was baptized on April 16, 2006. Jeff has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010. Jeff says, “If you are lost and want a new life, please accept Jesus in your life.” He prays God does as many miracles in your life as He has in his.

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Margaret Coppinger, Annita Wanamaker & Dana Wanamaker

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Beth & Dusty Wanamaker
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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Jo, Chris, Wyatt & Ridge McCormick

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Debbie, Andrea & Tim Wanamaker

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Timothy  &  Debra Munson


Deb Munson’s testimonial:  Deb has been a member of POC since 2015.  She is loved and supported by her husband, Tim.

Sabrina Gail Murray

Gail was saved on her backporch at the age of 13. I was attending the Irving College Baptist Church when God started dealing with me. I had seen others go up to the alter and give themselves to God, and I wanted to do the same, so I told my parents and they called Pastor John and Joyce Jones. We were on the backporch and Pastor John was talking to me about God and  wittnessing to me. He asked if I wanted to accept Jesus, and I said yes. He prayed with me and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders once I was saved.I wasn't afraid to go to sleep anymore or afraid of bad storms as I was safe in Jesus's arms


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Joyce & John Jones

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Rebecca West, Julia West, Vanessa Rubley, Zack Rubley
 Don & Deborah West​
Don West - hadn’t attended church much at all until he met his wife, Deborah. She was a Christian and Don attended singings and revivals with her. The Lord put an emptiness inside of him that he knew was the Lord wanting him to surrender through repentance and be saved. He was saved in his in-law’s driveway sitting in a car with Deborah while his mother-in-law told him of a dream she had of a soon fading chance for him to accept the Lord. Don prayed along with Deborah and her mother and was wonderfully born again. Don was saved on August 2, 1965 and has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010. He was baptized a year or two after he was saved. He thanks God for saving him. Don is a nurseryman.

Deborah (Wanamaker) West - was approximately 6 years old when the Lord spoke to her heart for the first time. She says it was at bedtime and it was stormy outside. She had a fear that she had never felt before and was scared if she died she would go to Hell. She told her mom about it, and her mom told her when she was praying her bedtime prayer to ask God to fix her so that she would go to Heaven. At that time, during 1956 or 1957, Deborah asked God to save her and He did. All of her fears went away, and she wasn’t afraid she would go to Hell anymore. Deborah also says she has not been afraid of storms since that time. Deborah was baptized in 1961 and again in July 1994. She has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since 1991 or 1992.

Zack Rubley –Zack was saved in 2001 at Pearls of Christ Church and has been a member at Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010. Zack currently works at Rubley’s Nursery. He says that when he was saved, Jesus set him free and made him feel like he had a greater purpose that he had never felt before in his life. Zack says, “It is an overwhelming feeling of joy.”


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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Joshua & Becky West
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Joshua West – was saved on July 3, 1993 in the living room of his house and was baptized on July 4, 1993. Joshua is currently the owner of two electronic cigarette, or “e-cig”, shops in McMinnville. When Joshua was 6-years-old, his mother was reading the Bible to him one night at bedtime, and suddenly, Joshua had a guilty feeling in his heart and felt God drawing him. He then started to cry, and his mother asked him what was wrong. He told her that he didn’t want to go to Hell. She asked him if he wanted to be saved, and he told her that he did, so she called Pastor Anthony Wanamaker. Pastor Wanamaker came over to their house and prayed with Joshua, and there, Joshua asked the Lord into his heart. 

Becky West – was saved in 1996 at Lighthouse Chapel in Ohio and was baptized that same year. Becky has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since 2005. She is currently a stay-at-home wife and mother. Becky was 7-years-old when she was saved during a Thursday night service in the church at which her father was the pastor. Becky says, “The main thing I remember was afterwards having such peace, joy, and excitement!”



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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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​​Brent & Janet Nunley

Brent  Was saved January 2, 2011 while at a reab center. "I gave my life or whatever life I had left to Christ in a dark place. I got saved in a rehab facility where I checked into for alcohol and drug abuse. I had nearly lost everything I had including my wife, career, security and most importantly, my soul. I surrendered to Christ once and for all on my knees in a dark rehab facility, but Jesus brought light into my life from that moment on. I went on to suffer from theeffects of alcohol and drug abuse for months but Jesus was with me through the seizures, severe withdrawal and nerve problems and has never left my side since and I can't praise Him enough!"

Brent has been a member of the Pearls of Christ Church since 2016, and he is the Postmaster in Warren County.

Janet  Was saved when at a youth conference in Gatlinburg. "Although I wasn't raised in church by my family, I am thankful for my neighbors and friends who invited me to go to church with them. Through their invitation, I became a child of God. As a young child, I developed a relationship with the Lord that would later lead me to my salvation. It wasn't until middle school that such a dear friend of mine invited me to her church. I would  later attend a youth conference in Gatlinburg with them. On that trip, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord Savior. Life is full of curves and ups and downs, but when Brent and I rededicated our lives to Christ in 2011 is when we realized the sacrifice that Jesus had made for us and we wanted to belong to Him. As Brent said that day, "I want to know that I know that I know!" It is not just escaping the fiery pits of hell, but more importantly to really know who God is and to developea personal relationship with our Father. I feel so blessed that the Lord touched my heart at such a young age and that he kept his hand over me all those years until I accepted Christ-truly accepted Christ. Thank you Lord for your patience, love and grace- and for never giving up on me."

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Colton Ray Fincher - was only 6-years-old when he was saved at “Children’s Church” at Covenant Fellowship Church in Morrison on September 7, 2003. Even at a young age, he knew what it meant to accept Christ, and as Brother Jerry Steakley shared the Word with the youth, Colton felt God drawing him to be saved. He then prayed with Brother Jerry and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life. Since then, he has been seeking God’s will for his life daily and doing his best to always follow His lead. Colton was baptized not long after being saved on October 1, 2006 and has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since August 14, 2011. Colton is currently a student at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Charmaine Fincher - was saved on March 25, 1992 and baptized on May 30, 1992. Though she was raised in church in NE Wisconsin, she was never taught or knew in order to go to Heaven that you must be born again. It wasn’t until after moving to Tennessee and attending Pearls of Christ Church that she heard the true Word and knew there was an empty void in her life. One Wednesday night, at the age of 26, Char felt the Holy Spirit draw her to be saved. Since that night, she has never been the same. God filled Char’s heart with love, peace, and joy that she could never put into words. Char says she is not perfect, but she strives to do His will each day. She says He is still working on her and she could never thank him enough. 

Logan Reese Fincher - was saved when he was 7-years-old at Pearls of Christ Church. He received the Lord into his heart on November 26, 2006. He was baptized a week later on December 3, 2006. Logan says though he was young when he got saved, he felt God dealing with him and he knew he needed to be saved. He is thankful for everything God does for him. Logan is a student at Warren County High School.


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Deborah was saved on October 29, 1989 at Pearls of Christ Church.

Andrea Wanamaker – was saved at a very young age at Vacation Bible School, which took place at Pine Grove Community Church. She was later baptized in 2002. Andrea currently works in a nursery.

Tim was saved on October 28, 1989.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

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Travis Wanamaker – was saved on October 6, 1985 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized that same year. Travis has also been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since 1985 and currently works in a nursery. Travis was 6-years-old the first time the Lord dealt with his heart. He tried to do anything to cease the conviction in his heart, so he told his mom and grandpa that he wanted to be saved sometime. To Travis’s surprise, his grandpa immediately stopped the preacher, Travis father, in the middle of his sermon and told him that Travis wanted to be saved. At that moment, Travis “surrendered all to God” and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.  Travis was baptized soon after. Travis also says, “God has kept me from so much pain, hurt, and shame that I know I would have experienced had I not allowed Jesus to rule my life.” Travis says that he loves being a Christian and loves the Word of God. He has been preaching/teaching since approximately 2010, and he started a degree in religion from Liberty University in January 2012.




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Rebecca West - is a CSR at the local Farm Bureau office. She was saved on February 25, 1990 and baptized on July 1, 1990. She has been a member of Pearls of Christ since August 3, 1997. Rebecca says that growing up in church, as she did, that she would see others around her getting saved and having experiences with God and she began to wonder about herself. She knew she had to get saved to make it to Heaven but she didn’t know when the right time was. Rebecca talked to her mom about it and asked her how she would know when the time was right. Her mom told her that her heart would start beating faster and she would feel like she needed to pray. Her mom said it was hard to explain but that Rebecca would just know when the time was right. On a Sunday during a good service, Rebecca’s Aunt Judy shouted and it scared her. She knew then that she had to get things right. She turned to her dad who was standing beside her and told him that she needed to get saved. Her mom was playing piano at the time. Her dad motioned for a lady of the church to come pray with them. At that time, Rebecca asked God to save her and that is what He did. She felt the weight lift off of her chest that she didn’t even know was there. Ever since that day, Rebecca has been trying to serve the Lord the best she knows how. She says, “I’ve not been perfect and I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but God has always been merciful and faithful to forgive when I ask.” She says accepting Him into her life is the best thing she’s ever done.

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Clayton Forsyth - is self employed as a nurseryman. During an evening service he felt the Lord drawing him.  He didn’t go up at that time and was troubled all night and well into the next day so he called his pastor at the time and he met him at the church and explained what he was dealing with.  Clayton accepted Jesus that day on November 2, 2004 at Community Harvest Church in Coalmont, TN.  Everything about him, especially the way he thought and acted, changed that day. Clayton has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010.

Ramona Forsyth - manages rental properties and has an eBay store. Ramona had been in church for a while and had felt the Lord tugging at her heart. She would not surrender and receive her salvation until she saw her second marriage start to fail. Being humbled and with a contrite heart, she surrendered during alter call on Sunday morning at Miracle Baptist Church in LaVergne, TN on September 17, 1995. She joined Pearls of Christ on May 16, 2010. Since joining Pearls of Christ, Ramona has grown more spiritually than ever before.  She had been baptized in October of 1995 but decided to be baptized again in August of 2010 because she knew the growth she had experienced in Christ while at Pearls of Christ had made her a new servant in Christ and drawn her closer to Jesus.  She says her struggles are not fewer since receiving salvation through Christ but now she has Jesus guiding and supporting her through everything.  She says, “He never leaves me nor forsakes me.



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Jeff Hill, Tyler Adams,
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Jeffery Hill - owns a nursery. He has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since the early 1990s. He explains his salvation on October 24, 1990 as a wonderful experience by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was transferred from darkness into light by the power of Christ. Jesus gave him a new beginning and completely changed his life. Jeff was baptized shortly after he was saved. He says he loves Jesus because He first loved him. Jeff wants to encourage every person on earth to believe in Jesus and enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit living within. Jeff says, “Thank you so much Holy Father for saving me!”

Kelli Adams - is employed as a medical transcriptionist. She has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 28, 2000. Kelli was saved and baptized at Pioneer Community Church in December of 1996. Kelli had visited Pearls of Christ several times and felt the Spirit of God there and was led to start attending church there. Kelli is thankful to have Jesus in her heart and doesn’t understand why so many put off receiving the free gift of salvation



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Margaret Coppinger,
Anita Wanamaker &
Dana Wanamaker


Dana Wanamaker – was saved in the spring of 1981 at Pine Grove Community Church. Dana has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since its founding in 1984. She currently works as a Wal-Mart Associate. Dana says, “Since He entered my life, I’ve never been the same, praise the Lord Jesus! In just one moment, everything changed.”

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Hunter Adams - is a student at Warren County High School. Hunter was born into Pearls of Christ Church and was saved during Wednesday night class taught by Jared and Ashley Lusk on May 6, 2015 at the age of 14. Hunter was baptized on May 17, 2015.

Tyler Adams - is a student at Centertown Elementary School. He was born into Pearls of Christ Church. During a testimony service on June 24, 2015, Tyler told his mom that he felt like Jesus came into his heart and saved him. He was so humble. Tyler was baptized on July 12, 2015. At that time, a few other people were led to be baptized a second time.

Chrissy, Terry & Hope Allen
 
Terry Allen – was saved in the summer of 1993 at Forest Lake Baptist Church. Terry has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since February 2011. He is an engineer.

Chrissy Allen – was saved on Wednesday, July 7, 1994 at Irving College Baptist Church and was baptized on July 10, 1994. Chrissy has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since February 2011. She is currently a stay-at-home wife and mother.

Jordeyn & Lucus Felton

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Jordan & Lucas Felton

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Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Jordeyn & Lucus Felton

Ayden & Gabriel

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Ayden & Gabriel

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Rita, Makayla & Jeff Sweeton

Rita Sweeton - just went to revival because her mom invited her.  Little did she know that God had a bigger plan for her life. The first night that He dealt with her heart, she didn’t accept Him, and that was the most miserable night and day of her life. The second night she went back and God dealt with her again. She surrendered to Him. She says that is the best decision she has ever made. She was saved on July 20, 1994 at a tent revival in Beersheba and baptized July 30, 1994. She has been a member of Pearls of Christ since May 16, 2010. Rita is a firm believer in the healing power of God. He healed her of cancer in 2003.

Makayla Sweeton - was saved June 11, 2006 and baptized the same day. She was saved at Pearls of Christ Church and has been a member since May 16, 2010. Even though Makayla was saved at a young age and did not do many things that a person of an adult age might do, she still had sinned, and God was still dealing with her heart to come to Him. As she got older, it bothered her because everybody talked about all the things they had done and she felt she was not as worthy as they were. However, God showed her that He saved her from all of that stuff, and He prevented her from getting into all of that. Makayla says, “I hope God blesses you in your life as much as He has mine.” Makayla is currently attending college for nursing.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Janie Wanamaker & Christy Cox

Paul Thomas Felton was saved April of 1978 at Calvary Christian School, and was baptised approximately 1992. "I was saved when an evangelist came to the school and he spoke on how the colors of poker chips were relative to how Jesus's blood was able to take a black chip, put a red chip on top, and this makes it  as white as snow. Without this you will go to hell for eternity. Paul has been a member of the church since approximately 1992. Paul is employed as a Maintenace manager and engineer.

Jordeyn & Lucus Felton

Ayden & Gabriel

Rita, Makayla & Jeff Sweeton

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Joshua, Becky, Lincoln & Bella West

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Tanner - is a student at Irving College School.  He was saved at 9-years-old.   He was in church and his heart started beating.  He told his mom and went to the alter and prayed.  Tanner got baptized at Irving College Baptist Church.  He said it was a great feeling!

Candace- was born into the church. She is ia student at Warren County High School.

Jordeyn & Lucus Felton

Ayden & Gabriel

Joyce & John Jones

Joyce Jones’ testimonial:  I was saved at 13 years of age at the Assembly of God at West Riverside.  Brother Charles Lee was preaching and I was baptized by him soon afterwards.  After I married John, I went to Providence Baptist Church and they had me to be baptized again into the Baptist church.  I was baptized again by Anthony and Travis Wanamaker after rededicating my life at Pearls of Christ Church and joined the church soon afterward in 2015.  I have failed the Lord many times, but he has never failed me.  I love the Lord with all my heart, and know that He loves me.  I thank the Lord for saving me and keeping me.  I thank God for my family, friends, and the church. 

John Jones - says he was plowing a field behind an old mule and couldn’t get the mule to do anything, but once he accepted the Lord, the mule plowed so sweetly. He says the mule just glided through the field. John has been a pastor off and on for about 35 to 40 years. He was saved and baptized in the early 1950s around the age of 13. John is now retired.

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Amber Hale

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Daniel, Sam

Jennifer & Stacy Hobbs



Judy "JuJu" Carter: Judywas saved during a Revival at the old church building in March or April 1996 and then was baptized on January 17, 2001. Judy says "to feel the drawing power of the One True King, is both an honor and privilege in one's life." To be given the oppertunity by our God to worship and serve Him and to become a child of His very own, means more than any earthly riches we could ever acquire here on earth. So if God speaks to your heart, let Him in, you'll never regret it!  What an awesome and mighty God we serve!!

Jordeyn & Lucus Felton

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Dedra & Les Smartt
Kynadee, Kaylee & Carlee


Leslie “Les” Smartt – was saved in 1997 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized in 2000. Les has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010. Les is currently a sawmill owner.

Dedra Smartt – was saved in 1985 at Gruetli-Laager Methodist Church and was baptized in 2000. Dedra has been a member of Pearls of Christ Church since May 16, 2010. She is currently a teacher.

Kaylee La'Sha – was saved in 2009 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized that same year. Kaylee is currently a student at North Elementary School.

 Carlee Jade – was saved in 2013 at home and was baptized that same year. Carlee is currently a student at North Elementary School.

Kynadee Addasyn – was saved in May 2015 at Pearls of Christ Church and was baptized on June 14, 2015. Kynadee is currently a student at North Elementary School.

Rebecca West, Julia West, Vanessa Rubley, Zack Rubley

Don and Deborah West