Tidwell celebrates 10 years at New Harmony Baptist, Attalla

By Grace Thornton

The Alabama Baptist

Billy Tidwell says 10 years may sound long to younger pastors, but for him it flew by. The beginning of the year marked a decade since he answered the call to serve as pastor of New Harmony Baptist Church, Attalla.

“We’re doing really well,” he said. “Only God knows His plans, but I hope we’re here a long time.”

Tidwell answered the call to preach after coming to faith in Jesus at age 30. He felt his call was clear, and he said God “has blessed ever since.” Before coming to New Harmony, he also served as pastor at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Boaz, and Flat Rock Baptist Church, Geraldine.

When he came to New Harmony, he said he and his wife, Bonnie, “just fell in love” with the church.

“When you’re at the church where God wants you to be, it’s like family,” Tidwell said.