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Pastor Miles & Mary Grismore Honored
On the evening of December 23rd, Faith Baptist Church of Mason City, Iowa, said good-bye to their senior pastor of 25 years. Pastor Miles and Mary Grismore began their ministry at Faith Baptist Church on January 15th, 1989. What followed was a testimony to the faithfulness and goodness of God. The church grew spiritually as well as numerically. Two different building projects throughout their ministry were needed to increase space for the congregation. People were introduced to the Gospel, were saved, baptized and added to the church. Several associate pastors had the opportunity to serve alongside and learn from Pastor Grismore. Pastor Grismore’s faithful preaching of God’s Word and his commitment to the Gospel can be seen in the church today and in those who have grown up and moved away from Faith Baptist Church.
The farewell service included numerous testimonies, special music and the Kids of Faith children’s choir led by Mary Grismore one last time. Pastor Dave Callison, who served with the Grismores from 1990 to 2001, challenged Pastor and Mary to continue to faithfully serve God wherever he leads them and challenged Faith Baptist Church to do the same. The church presented Pastor and Mary several generous gifts in appreciation for their ministry over the past 25 years. A reception was held following the service with refreshments and the opportunity for church family to personally thank Pastor and Mary. The Grismores have moved to Ankeny, Iowa and are looking to fill pulpits if needed and the possibility of interim ministry.