Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Annual Spring Meeting + Deacon Ordination

Hi! Hope this finds you and your family doing well, and enjoying the peaceful and comforting grace of our Lord.

On Friday evening, and Saturday 03-11/12-2022, Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Hugh Sanders Pastor, hosted its annual Spring Fellowship meeting.
Elder Josh Coker was the invited minister.

413 N Main St, Petal, MS 39465

Each service was preceded by a song service, led by song leaders, and sung by the congregation “a Capella” (without musical instruments).

Friday Evening,03-11-2022

Eld. Josh Coker preached from Matthew 3 on “The Importance of Preaching”.

From this message:
– Preaching of the Gospel is essential for a Child of God

References included:
Acts 1 and 9
Mark 16:15
2 Timothy 4:1-2
Matthew 11
Romans 1:15-16

Eld. Josh Coker is Pastor of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama

Saturday Morning, 03-12-2022

Eld. Hugh Sanders intoducing Eld. Josh Coker

Following the song service, Eld. Josh Coker preached from 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 on “Avoid Idleness, live a Purposeful Life in the Lord”

From this message:
– Israel wandered in the wilderness with no purpose
– Avoid a life consumed in vanity and hopelessness
– Abound in the Work of the Lord!

References included:
Numbers 13 and 14
Psalm 78:33
Ezekiel 16:49
– 1 Corinthians 15:58

Personal Note: This was a VERY inspiring message to me. I’ll explain in a future posting.

L-R: Eld. Hugh Sanders, Eld. Josh Coker

Following morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon

A Deacon ordination was held in the afternoon.
(The following offers a high-level summary description of a Deacon ordination.)
The office of Deacon in Jesus’ church was initiated in Acts 6:1:6.
Qualifications for Deacon are defined in 1 Timothy 3:8-16.
A presbytery of member and visiting Elders (ordained ministers) and Deacons was formed. Eld. Josh Coker was chosen to be the clerk (taking notes of the proceedings).
Eld. Hugh Sanders was chosen to be the moderator and give the charge (responsibilities) to the candidate – Bro. Jason Gerald.
A spokesperson for the church was asked about the candidate.
The candidate was questioned about his beliefs and understandings, and a “charge” was given regarding the duties.

Eld. Sammy Odom “questioned” the candidate Bro. Jason Gerald
Eld. Hugh Sanders delivered the “charge” to Bro. Jason
After the questioning and delivery of the charge, the Presbytery laid hands on Bro. Jason in prayer.
Bro. Jason and Sis. Tina Gerald, a precious couple dedicated to the service in the Lord’s church.

It was a precious time of worship, fellowship, and ordination. Thankful for the opportunity to attend!

Church Information
For more information on Ideal Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:

For more information on Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:

God Bless!!!


2 thoughts on “Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Annual Spring Meeting + Deacon Ordination

  1. Thank you so much, Brother Ken. I enjoy these emails very much, and it is such a blessing to be able to hear such a good report from a great meeting. God bless you and Sister Sandra. I look forward to seeing you both tomorrow, Lord willing.




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