Local church hosting youth group reunion


Greene County News

FAIRBORN — Fairborn Victory Temple Church, previously Fairborn Church of God, is hosting a youth group reunion for those involved during the 70s, 80s and 90s.

It will start 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, involving casual visiting, dinner, singing of the choir and words from previous leaders of the group. Tickets for Saturday are $6 prepaid, and $8 at the door.

The reunion will continue beginning 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The choirs will be singing under the direction of Ancil (Donna) Carterand. She and her husband, Founding Pastor, Rev. Ancil Carter, began the church on State Street in Fairborn approximately 70 years ago. The church, according to its officials, has had an outstanding love for young people and inspirational music. The group has had the same pastor during the 30 years.

During the performance tours, youth sang in various locations from Campaign and Granite City, Ill., St Louis and Carothersville, Mo. and Beaver Dam, Ky.

The smaller group, under the leadership of Linda Shaver and other youth board members, traveled to The Church of God Children’s Home in Sevierville, Tenn. They then traveled on to Summer-fest at Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn., where different categories of Christian ministry, arts, music etc. were offered. The group also made trips to Gatlinburg, Tenn. and Washington, D.C. for the Youth Congress on Evangelism. They performed the musical “His Name Is Life” also directed by Carter in the local church and one other church.

Several group members are now pastors, youth pastors, missionaries in various parts of the world, choir directors or musicians in their own churches. If you feel that you belong in this group, call the church at 937-878-1620.

The sermon during Sunday’s events will be brought by former Youth Pastors Larry Baker from Colorado, and Tony Capps of Cape Canaveral, Florida. There is no charge on this day.

Senior Pastor Tim Walden encourages individuals to come out for a dynamic worship service.

Story courtesy of Fairborn Victory Temple Church.

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