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TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR PASTOR JACQUELINE FAIR OF GREENVILLE COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS PASTOR OF LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH.
Whereas, the members of the Senate of South Carolina find it altogether fitting and proper to pause in their deliberations to honor a dedicated daughter of the Palmetto State and recognize her service to the spiritual growth of the citizens of this fair State; and
Whereas, Pastor Jacqueline Fair was born the seventh child of the late Haskell and Lois King Jamison on April 30, 1962. She was educated in the Greenville County public school system, and in 1990, Pastor Fair heard the voice of the Lord and surrendered her heart to Him. Her life has never been the same; and
Whereas, a committed mother and wife, Reverend Fair has been married to her beloved husband Deacon Nadaniel Fair for nineteen years. Together, they have eight children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, she has helped the people of her community through multiple charitable organizations, such as Feed the Community outreach, working with gathering back to school donations, the Angel Tree ministry, and, with her husband, she has also overseen three transitional houses for men, as well as multiple additional selfless commitments of her time; and
Whereas, for twenty-three years, she was a faithful member of Rock of Ages Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Terry and First Lady King. Having received her license to preach on February 21, 1999, Pastor Fair was able to serve in many capacities at Rock of Ages, including Sunday School teacher, Friday Night Worship leader, Pastor's Aid Ministry, Prison Ministry, and several more; and
Whereas, on March 9, 2014, Reverend Fair was elected Pastor of the Little River Baptist Church in Ware Shoals. She was ordained on April 5, 2014, through the Reedy River Association and installed as pastor of the church at the Little River Missionary Baptist Association on April 12, 2014; and
Whereas, she is the first woman to be ordained through the Reedy River Baptist Association, in addition to being the first elected to a Baptist church; and
Whereas, under her leadership, God has blessed the Little River Church family, and the ministry has been able to implement multiple beneficial programs, which include Sunday School classes for all ages, women and men ministries, young adult and youth ministries, evangelism outreach ministry, and more. Membership has grown by thirty new members; and
Whereas, Pastor Fair's favorite scripture is never far from her heart, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Through all that she does, she strives to show God's love to all whom she encounters. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and honor Pastor Jacqueline Fair of Greenville County on the occasion of her three-year anniversary as pastor of Little River Baptist Church.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Pastor Jacqueline Fair.
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