R.C. ESTES

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CREDENTIALS

CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION

 

LEONARD , CLAY COUNTY , ARKANSAS

OCTOBER THE 3RD , 1909


TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

I RAN ACROSS THIS WHILE DOING RESEARCH AT THE COURTHOUSE ON THE OLD CEMETERIES.

tina@grnco.net


THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT BROTHER R.C. ESTES WAS ORDAINED TO THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTERY BY PRAYER AND LAYING ON HANDS OF THE ELDER - SHIP ON THE THIRD DAY OF OCTOBER , 1909 .

HE WAS CALLED TO ORDINATION BY THE BETHEL CHURCH OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER , WHICH HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH HIS DUIETY AND MINISTEREAL GIFTS .

THE ORDAINING COUNSEL WAS COMPOSED OF ONE BRETHERN FROM RECTOR CHURCH , ONE FROM HOPEWELL , WHO AFTER DELIBERATE AND THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE CANIDATE CORDIALLY RECOMMENDED HIM FOR ORDINATION.

OUR BELOVED BROTHER THE HEARER OF THIS PAPER HAS THEREFORE THE ENTIRE APPROBATION OF THE ORDAINIARY COUNCIL IN BEING PUBLICLY SET A PART TO PREACH THE GOSPEL AND ADMINISTER THE ORDINANCE OF CHRIST .

MAY HE LIKE BARSABUS " BE FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND OF FAITH AND THROUGH HIM MAY MUCH PEOPLE BE ADDED TO THE LORD.

JAMES T. TYLER , MODERATOR

W.A. TYLER , CLERK

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE AND FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT FILED FOR RECORDING IN MY OFFICE .

NOV. 27 , 1909

8:30 A.M.

J.A. EDWARDS , COUNTY CLERK