Nazarenes conduct groundbreaking, prayer
A representative contingent from the Clinton First Church of the Nazarene, cut short by a funeral out of state, celebrated the ground breaking for a new worship center on S. 28th Street just south of Acme Brick Park Sunday afternoon. Pastor Gordon Bennett hopes to be in the new facility by the end of this year or early in 2015. Among those on hand for the event were, from left, Lia and Billy Hayes; Julia Rios and her daughter, Shakira; Melissa McMaster and her daughters, Brilee and Breanna; Rodney Witherspoon; Southwest District Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene Dr. Jim G. Cooper; board member Steve Belcher; pastor Bennett; Claude and board member Andrea Snider and their son, Isaiah; board members Bill and church secretary Judy Hayes; Norma Bennett, the pastor’s wife; Aevry Hayes; and church treasurer Liz and Dennis Witherspoon. Dr. Cooper led the group following the ceremony in a brief prayer. Lined up in front are a series of stakes marked by church members with Bible verses and other observations having to do with the new church building.