Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church – 2022 Anniversary Meeting

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 04-15/16-2022, Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Josh Coker Pastor, hosted its 2022 Anniversary meeting.
Elder Ronald Lawrence was the invited minister.

2441 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216

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

Thankful for the good attendance

Friday Evening,04-15-2022

Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Genesis 18.14 on “Is There Anything Too Hard for the Lord?”.

From this message:
– The Lord is able to give us what we need (and more)
– Don’t worry about tomorrow, seek the Kingdom of God first
– Do things God’s ways, NOT our ways

References included:
1 Kings 20
– 2 Chronicles 25:9
Matthew 6:25
Isaiah 55:8-9
Revelation 1:8

Eld. Ronald Lawrence is pastor of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, TN

Saturday Morning, 04-16-2022

Following the song service, Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Revelation 1:10 on “In the Spirit”

From this message:
– Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega (beginning and end)
– Blessed are those that read the bible
– Be in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit, do all things in the Spirit
– Keep Jesus in the center of your life
– Celebrate the resurrection each day! (AMEN Bro. Ronald!)

References included:
Revelation 1:8
Galations 5:25
Following morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon

Following the fellowship lunch, Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Psalm 119:18 on “Open my Eyes”

From this message:
– We can call upon the Lord always
– The Lord will “stand still” for His People
– The Lord gives us “eyes” of understanding

References included:
Luke 24:13
Acts 9:18

L-R: Eld. Josh Coker, Eld. Ronald Lawrence

Personal Notes:
Sandra and I were members at Vestavia Church in the 1990s, during which time Eld. Ernie Stump was our pastor. In recent years, he has experienced some health issues, for which we request prayers.
However, on Saturday, he was able to attend this meeting, along with his dear wife Sis. Imogene and their daughter Sis. Karen.
Bro. Ernie was a loving and caring pastor, for which we will always be grateful.

Front: Eld. Ernie Stump, Sis. Imogene Stump
Back: Sis. Karen Stump

It was great to be in fellowship with many in the church who we knew while attending in the 90s. Some were young children while we were there, now grown.
As expected – after so much time, there are many new faces at Vestavia as well.
It is evident that Vestavia Church continues to thrive in their service to our Lord because of their loving dedication, and the gifted preaching, caring, and loving service of their pastor – Eld. Josh Coker.
It is our prayer that Bro. Josh and the church will continue to be blessed, and we will have the opportunity, Lord willing, to return for more meetings. 🙂

And finally, it should be evident by past postings, of our love for the ministry of Eld. Ronald Lawrence. The Lord has blessed Bro. Ronald over the years with a fine gift to preach. Bro. Ronald has traveled extensively among God’s people and has exercised that gift, to provide them with wonderful messages and teachings from God’s Word.
We are also thankful for our personal and loving relationship with Bro. Ronald, his dear wife Sis. Karen, and their precious children and grandchildren. Yet another example of God’s love towards us, His mercy, and His grace. We are blessed … 🙏

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

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

God Bless!!!


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