UC First Baptist Church welcomes interim pastor
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:02 pm
The Messenger, March 24, 2011
First Baptist Church of Union City has welcomed their interim pastor, Dr. Cecil Sewell, and the congregation invites the community to join them for worship on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Wednesday nights at 6.
Sewell, an Alabama native, has pastored churches in his home state and in Texas over the past 57 years and has also been the preacher for First Baptist Church of Orleans in France. During his service abroad, from 1963-66, he also served as president of the European Baptist Convention.
For the past 11 years, he has been an interim pastor for congregations in Alabama and he came to Union City in December.
He and his wife of 53 years live in Cornersville in Marshall County, just north of the Alabama line. He spends time in Union City from Sunday through Wednesday of each week, with members of his congregation strongly hinting they would welcome the family’s move to this area.
The Sewells are the parents of a son and daughter, each of whom is married and has a son and daughter of their own. The couple also share the delight of a great-grandson and hope to add an adopted new great-granddaughter from Eastern Europe to their family circle soon.
Sewell received his undergraduate degree from the former Howard University, now known as Samford University, in Birmingham. His graduate degree is from the University of Alabama, where his fan’s heart lies, and he received his doctorate from Houston Baptist University in Texas.
“I have enjoyed being in Union City,” Sewell says. “There are some wonderful people here and those at First Baptist have been so good to me. They are very responsive and excited to see God working at First Baptist. We want to tell everyone that the doors of First Baptist are wide open to anyone who wants to come and help us.”
The church is located at 500 East Church St. in Union City. For more information, call 885-9481.