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Introduced in the Senate on May 25, 2016
Adopted by the Senate on May 25, 2016
Summary: Pastor Bobby L. Smith, Sr.
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/25/2016 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 3)
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TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE PASTOR BOBBY L. SMITH, SR. ON THE OCCASION OF HIS TWENTY-FIFTH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY AT ZION CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED HAPPINESS IN HIS SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY.
Whereas, the members of the Senate are pleased to learn that Pastor Bobby L. Smith, Sr., pastor of Zion Canaan Baptist Church, will celebrate his twenty-fifth pastoral anniversary in June 2016; and
Whereas, Pastor Smith answered God's call to the ministry in August 1997. He began his work as the associate pastor at Union Grove Baptist Church of Warner Robins, Georgia and later became the church's pastor; and
Whereas, Pastor Smith became the seventh pastor of the one hundred nineteen year old Zion Canaan Baptist Church in June 1991. Since his arrival, Pastor Smith has exemplified the spirit of a faithful servant, dedicating his life to building up the Kingdom of God; and
Whereas, throughout his 25-year ministry, Pastor Smith has selflessly and passionately served his church and the greater community, establishing an enduring legacy of faithfulness. He has been a vessel for transforming lives and demonstrating that he is truly a man after God's heart and His people. Under his leadership, Zion Canaan Baptist Church has grown tremendously and built a wealth of fond and endearing memories; and
Whereas, Pastor Smith's vision is to serve the present age. This vision came to life in 2010 when he established the Center for Community and Family Transitions, which works to promote and provide educational, social, physical, and spiritual activities that contribute to families becoming well-rounded and productive residents; and
Whereas, Zion Canaan Baptist Church is a mission-minded church, sponsoring missionaries in Africa, Panama, and other outreach ministries to nursing homes, women's shelters, prisons, and migrant workers. The membership has adopted over 60 children in Kenya to enable them to attend primary and secondary schools; and
Whereas, Pastor Smith is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Fort Valley State University, where he earned a degree in music. He also studied at Moody Bible College, East Carolina, El Paso Community College, and Macon Junior College and received his master of divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia in 1986; and
Whereas, Pastor Smith is married to Carolyn Jean Smith and the couple has six children, nineteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate are pleased to honor Pastor Smith on this momentous occasion and wish that under his continued guidance, Zion Canaan Baptist Church continues to grow and prosper for many years to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate, by this resolution, honor and congratulate Pastor Bobby L. Smith, Sr. on the occasion of his twenty-fifth pastoral anniversary at Zion Canaan Baptist Church, and wish him continued happiness in his service to the people of the community.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Pastor Bobby L. Smith, Sr.
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