What a wonderful day of rejoicing in God’s house yesterday as we celebrated the grand reopening of Langston Baptist Church! We had a really good crowd, and the vigorous singing of the old hymns of the faith rang out loudly. We felt God’s Holy Spirit in a powerful way, and all praise and glory goes to the Lord Jesus Christ. The meal following was excellent, and many stayed and fellowshipped long after the dinner. It was a day that will remain etched in our memories. God is so good.
You all are “sweet”—no pun intended! Ya’ll know what we mean! That was a great dessert social afterwards. Wow! Thank you for having us come sing and play our instruments for your 5th Sunday Night Sing. You are one of our favorite crowds—so friendly to our family, and it was a really fun evening.
Our family had the honor of being a part of Luke’s swearing in as a Laurens County councilman! God is so good!
In Luke’s words:
Today, I took a solemn oath and was officially sworn into office. Having my family surround me was an incredible blessing! The moment was so surreal and made me realize how privileged and honored I am to have this opportunity to serve and represent the great people of Laurens County.
After some research and inquiry, we believe that at 23 years old, I am likely the youngest person to ever be elected to public office in Laurens County history. This achievement is not about me, but rather how the Lord has directed my steps this past year. He is the one to whom I give all the praise, glory, and honor!
As I serve my four-year term, I will always represent the PEOPLE. I will always strive to do what’s right, and not just what is socially attractive. I vow to defend the Constitution and preserve Liberty for this generation and the ones that will follow. God will be my guide, and Freedom will be my voice!
To our county, state, & nation – Let Freedom Ring!
– Councilman Luke Rankin
We had a great time at your New Year’s Eve service! Thank you for inviting us to sing and play along with Brothers 5. They were really good! We weren’t expecting a meal afterwards—and it REALLY hit the spot! You were so friendly to our family, and we loved the fun atmosphere. We will pray for your pastor, Fred Quindley, and his wife, Patsy, as they start a new chapter of their lives. We could tell they are very loved by your congregation.
Thank you all for coming! We all had a blast spending the evening with you and playing and singing our Christmas songs. This class is the BEST!!
Thank you, WTBI, for allowing us to share some music during your recent Share-a-Thon. We loved it! As always, you have a knack for making us feel right at home, and we praise the Lord for your faithfulness to His Word and for not compromising with the world. May our Lord richly bless you all, your church, and your radio ministry.
Keep looking up,
The Rankin Family
Today we gathered at the historic downtown Laurens Courthouse and prayed over our country and the controversial election. What a great time of prayer with several pastors from our local community, and our very own state rep. Stewart Jones. Thank you to the many people that came out to pray and show their support.