When Billy Brewer was a student at Samford University, he surrendered to a call to ministry during a chapel service. Though he was confident in the call, he wasn’t sure exactly what it would look like.
He never would have guessed that he would serve in pastoral ministries for more than 50 years before he retired.
On Sept. 5, Mud Creek Baptist Church in Adger, honored Brewer for his 52 years in ministry, including more than 14 years as their pastor. His wife of 51 years, Carolyn, has served as the church’s pianist, as well as at other churches over the years.
Mud Creek Baptist is their eighth church to serve together.
Along the way, Brewer has served bivocationally, working also for 37 years in education as a teacher and coach. He said that career offered him many opportunities to meet people and share his faith.
The journey has been a good one, “a blessing for my wife and I,” Brewer said.