On April 4, 2021, the Bessemer, Ala., Adventist Church celebrated its oldest living member. Frank Jones was born on April 4, 1919, and at 102 years old, Jones is still mobile, with a sound mind, and in good spirits. He has been a member of Bessemer since January 1, 1956. Through the years, he has served as Pathfinder leader, deacon, Sabbath School superintendent, and usher; has worked with community services; and has been a faithful supporter of other ministries in the church.
During the birthday celebration, Jones was presented a certificate of recognition from the Bessemer City Mayor’s office, and from Bessemer Church. He was showered with love from his biological family as well as his church family.
If his life was compared to a commercial, it would have to be that of Farmers Insurance where it is stated that “he knows a thing or two, because he has seen a thing or two.” His hobbies include things such as gardening and playing checkers. He is a registered voter and still participates in the voting process. If asked his favorite quote he would tell you that “the early bird gets the worm.” Brother Jones still loves the word of God, and his favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 KJV, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Although he has not been able to attend church in person due to the recent pandemic and other reasons, he has continued to faithfully support his church through financial giving.
Frank Jones enjoys a quiet peaceful life with his family. He is looking forward to being back in church after the reopening as he awaits the soon coming of the Lord.
South Central | July 2021