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Posted: Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 11:18pm

White County appreciates its clergy

By Rob Moore Editor
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Members of the White County clergy were recognized at the 14th-annual Clergy Appreciation and prayer breakfast at Truett-McConnell College Thursday morning, (Photo/Rob Moore)
CLEVELAND – About 100 people gathered at the Truett-McConnell College Cafeteria Thursday morning as part of White County’s 14th-annual Clergy Appreciation.

Following a buffet breakfast, White County Chamber of Commerce Chair-elect Dr. Stacy Hall welcomed those present.

Keynote speaker for the event was Evangellusionist Jim Chester, who also has authored two books: “Easy Witnessing” and “Modern Parables.”

What is an evangellusionist? According to Chester, it is a Christian evangelist who uses his gift of illusion and comedy to present a powerful family-oriented program that shares the life-changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Chester is an ordained evangelist and a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists.

At the conclusion of Chester’s program, clergy in attendance were recognized by White County Chamber of Commerce President Melissa Leitzsey.

“The clergy are very important to our community,” Leitzsey said. “They bring a sense of promise and really get people excited about living in the community and trying to do good in the community as well.”

“We wanted to take the opportunity today to thank them for everything that they do for our community and also in their own churches as well,” Leitzsey said.

“We had a great turnout today, and we really appreciate everybody who came out and all of our sponsors that helped us to make this event one of the largest ones that we’ve had,” Leitzsey said.
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