Mobile pastor Mack Morris to retire after more than 50 years in ministry

In 2018, Mack Morris, pastor of Woodridge Baptist Church, Mobile, celebrated 50 years in ministry. During that time he served as pastor of seven churches, on the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and its executive committee, as moderator of Mobile Baptist Association, as the first president of the board of regents at University of Mobile (UM) and as a trustee at UM for 11 years. 

On Aug. 25, after serving at Woodridge Baptist for 19 years, Morris will retire from the full-time pastorate but not from ministry. He will continue serving churches to help with building programs and as a transitional pastor. He and his wife, Kathy, also plan to travel and spend time together and with their three children and two grandchildren. 

Morris has been a leader among Southern Baptists in growing churches, reaching people for Christ, missions giving and building church facilities, according to Cindy Smith, pastor’s secretary at Woodridge Baptist. He has led church building conferences across the southeast and has led churches where he served to complete 18 building programs. In his spare time he also is an author, poet and history buff.

Woodridge will host a retirement reception in honor of Morris on Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. (TAB)