Van Wert pastor marks 25 years at church


Pastor Jim Burns’ 25th anniversary: 10 a.m. coffee, tea and light breakfast at the church; 10:45 a.m., special service, Liberty Baptist Church, 501 E. Third St., Van Wert.

Coletta and Jim Burns

Coletta and Jim Burns


VAN WERT — Liberty Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Jim Burns’ 25th anniversary with the church on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Burns and his wife, Coletta, marked their 25th anniversary at the church Nov. 1.

At 10 a.m., there will be coffee, tea and a light breakfast at the church, 501 E. Third St., Van Wert. At 10:45 a.m., there will be a special service at the church. At 12:30 p.m., a catered lunch will be held at The Barn, Convoy, followed by fellowship and games there.

There will be no Sunday school or Sunday night services this week.

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LBC Celebrates Pastor’s 25th Anniversary with the Church

Pastor Jim & Coletta Burns at LBC 25 Years

Liberty Baptist Honors Pastor & Coletta Burns

According to recent studies, the average amount of years that a Senior Pastor stays in a church is 3-4 years. Nov. 1 marked the 25th Anniversary that Pastor Jim and Coletta Burns have been with Liberty Baptist Church (LBC) in Van Wert, Ohio. To be with a church for 25 years is almost unheard of in today’s day and age! The community and church truly have A LOT to celebrate and be thankful for both the faithfulness and perseverance of this couple.

All are welcome and invited to join on Nov. 8 for Celebration Sunday in honor of their 25th Anniversary with LBC. Church members have been doing their best to organize a special day together of celebratory activities and tributes.

10:00 a.m.: Coffee, Tea & Light Breakfast at LBC

10:45 a.m.: Special Service at LBC

12:30 p.m.: Catered Lunch at The Barn: Convoy, Ohio

Afternoon: Fellowship, Games, Etc. at The Barn: Convoy, Ohio

No Sunday School or Sunday Night Services

Liberty Baptist Church is located on 501 E. Third St. in Van Wert, Ohio.

Coletta and Jim Burns
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Pastor Jim Burns’ 25th anniversary: 10 a.m. coffee, tea and light breakfast at the church; 10:45 a.m., special service, Liberty Baptist Church, 501 E. Third St., Van Wert.

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