Friday, November 3, 2023

The Ordination of Bro. Adam Davidson

The Ordination of Bro. Adam Davidson is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. central time at Clear Fork Baptist Church in Albany, Kentucky. This is going to be a momentous occasion and one that is very historic. Bro. Davidson is the son of Alice (Stockton) Davidson. Their ancestor, Thomas Stockton, was the first settler in our area, arriving from Sevier County, Tennessee in about 1795. Clinton County was first called Stockton's Valley. Irwin Cemetery, where Thomas lies buried, was originally on his property. He was also one of the thirteen original charter members of our church in 1802.

Five ordinations are mentioned in Morris Gaskins' book, "A Lighthouse in the Wilderness," which covers the first one hundred years and then some. Isaac Cross, John Crouch and Jonathan Smith in 1821, William Cross in 1824 and Joseph Denton in 1853.

The last one mentioned is that of Printis Bertram, who was ordained in 1928 and served as our 10th pastor from 1932 to 1933. The son of Alvin Bertram, our fifth and seventh pastor who served a total of 38 years, Printis was saved and joined Clear Fork in 1921. He also served as Deacon and Trustee.

Bro. Davidson has served as an usher, Sunday School teacher, Bible Club teacher and Deacon, and was called to preach on July 6, 2022. He and his wife, Tanisha, have three children: Tayton, Titus and Emma.

Bro. Davidson's ordination will be a very blessed event and you are invited to join in this joyous occasion. We will begin the service at 6pm. Bro. Danny Whetstone will be preaching and there will be special singing. Refreshments will be served afterwards. We ask that you be in prayer for Brother Davidson as he formally accepts the position and responsibilities as an appointed servant of God. 🙏

(The Adam Davidson family)

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