Pastor's 20th Anniversary Service
Dear Church family and friends of Iola Baptist Temple,
On Sunday, August 17th, Pastor Roger Collins and Mrs. Mary will have been serving our church for 20 years. As such, we invite all members of Iola Baptist Temple, as well as others who have been blessed by the Collins family, to be a part of making it a special day for them. We feel it is not only a tremendous blessing to do so, but also it seems our reasonable duty to honor them in such a way.
There are three things I am proposing in this letter for you to consider: your attendance to our special services on that day, your participation in sending in letters, cards, and gifts that we can present to the Collins at the service, and your contribution to a special love offering we will be collecting for a very special gift for them.
Please consider how you can help. Feel free to contact me, Rocky Randall, with any questions on my cell phone at 620-363-0005 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be updating this information on the Iola Baptist Temple Facebook page as well as sending out letters to all who are on our mailing list. If you would like to make sure you receive a letter but are not sure you are on our mailing list, please contact me with your address. Thanks in advance for your participation.
Meet our pastor
Pastor Roger Collins has pastored Iola Baptist Temple now for 20 years. Before taking the pastorate, he was in full-time ministry for fourteen years in various positions including youth pastor, song director, and assistant pastor.
Before going into full-time ministry, he served faithfully in ministry in Wichita, Kansas, and Ft. Scott, Kansas. Basically, Pastor Collins has been "in the ministry" his whole life. He grew up in a pastor's home. His father, A.F. Collins, pastored in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Ft. Scott, Kansas. After marrying Mary Collins, daughter of missionary Ross Fite, they ministered at churches in Sterling, Colorado, and in Austin, Texas.
The Collins have raised three daughters: Valerie Randall (currently serving with her husband on staff here at Iola Baptist Temple), Monica Buffington (currently serving with her husband on staff at Heartland Baptist Bible College located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and serving at Southwest Baptist Church), and Apryl Haynes (currently on deputation raising support for missionary endeavors in closed countries of the 10/40 Window).
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