The preparation of this timeline led to a contact with former Pastor Mark McAllister in May of 2013. We are thankful that he provided us with an update on his and wife Bonnie’s lives as of 2013 along with some recollections.
“Bonnie retired in January from the local county health department but still works on occasion. She also is the substitute school nurse. Four years ago I started a new church near where we live. I wanted to do something I enjoyed in retirement and the Lord opened up the opportunity to do what I love most. As to the timeline, there are only two events that I thought might be worthy of inclusion. The first was the ordination of Glen and Cliff Hatch to the gospel ministry. Of course it was a great blessing to see father and son be called to serve. The second was our relationship with the Gaysville Church. Out of Merwyn’s concern, we helped them with the transition to become Southern Baptist. I enjoyed the opportunity to preach there early on Sunday morning before Randolph’s worship service. My short tenure at Baptist Fellowship was a time of great blessing and wonderful relationships.”