102 and Counting…

On April 4, 2021, the Bessemer Seventh-day Adventist Church of Bessemer, Alabama celebrated its oldest living member. Mr. Frank Jones was born on April 4, 1919, and at 102 years old, Mr. Jones is still mobile, with a sound mind, and in good spirits. He has been a member of the Bessemer Seventh-day Adventist Church since January 1, 1956. Through the years, he has served as Pathfinder Leader, Deacon, Sabbath School Superintendent, Usher, worked with Community Services, as well as been a faithful supporter of other ministries in the church.

 During the birthday celebration, Frank Jones was presented a certificate of recognition from the Bessemer City Mayor’s office, and from the Bessemer Seventh-day Adventist church. He is showered with love from his biological family as well as his church family.

If his life was compared to a commercial, it would have to be that of Farmers Insurance where it is stated that ‘he knows a thing or two, because he has seen a thing or two’. His hobbies include things such as gardening and playing checkers. He is a registered voter and still participates in the voting process. If asked his favorite quote he would tell you that “the early bird gets the worm”. Brother Jones still loves the word of God, and his favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13(KJV) ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Although he has not been able to attend church in person due to the recent pandemic and other reasons, he has continued to faithfully support his church through financial giving.

Brother Jones enjoys a quiet peaceful life with his family. He is looking forward to being back in church after the reopening as he awaits the soon coming of the Lord.