The Vanity Fair mill was closing 24 years ago when Pam Gibbs applied for the opening at Bethel Baptist Association.
“It was a godsend job,” she said.
Over the years, it’s been a great place to be, said Gibbs, who is retiring April 30. She’s collected duties until she had three jobs — secretary, clerk and treasurer. She has served three directors of missions — Gene Walley, Bobby Hopper and now Mike Snow.
And she’s had ongoing relationships with the 34 churches in the association.
“I just love all my people. It’s bittersweet to leave this job,” she said.
Bethel Association honored her with a retirement celebration at Providence Baptist Church, Gallion, April 18. The Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented her with a letter of commendation for her years of service.
“I’ve been very blessed,” Gibbs said.