Weekend Updates

Thanks Faith Baptist Church for inviting Daddy to preach and ROA to sing and play last night. We also appreciated the delicious meal and fellowship afterwards at the local restaurant. Daddy and Mama hope to go back there for a date sometime! 🙂

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We enjoyed an evening with some of our favorite people!

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Phebe debuted her banjo!
Phebe debuted her banjo!

New Prospect Baptist Church

Thank you New Prospect Baptist Church, Laurens, for inviting our family to your MAC group. Daddy appreciated the opportunity to give the devotional, and we enjoyed playing, singing, and eating with you all again. We are praying for your director’s recovery!

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August Ministry

Great to have brother James home from school for the week-end!  (I know it was hard to go back, and you are right, “There’s no place like home!”  Thanks for keeping up with our ROA website from your dorm.  We love and pray for you!)

Peter playing the organ and piano for different churches on Sunday:

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Weekend Updates

Thank you Faith Baptist Church for inviting us to do some music at your Gospel Sing.  Happy 84th Birthday to your wonderful pastor, Tab Scarborourgh!!  We deeply admire this special man of God and his sweet wife.

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Thank you to Ben Avon Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC for having our family for your Sunday school hour as well as your church service. We felt it an honor to be at the sweet baptism of a young believer of Jesus Christ. Thanks, too, for the meal!

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We loved singing and being with some of our favorite people up in Hendersonville, NC as well as Greenville, SC, this past week-end!

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Ghana Update Party

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating what the Lord is doing in Ghana, West Africa, as well as ministering at nursing homes.

Thanks to all those that came out for the missions party our parents hosted for Peter, Priscilla, and their sweet friend Abby. It was a great turnout, and we felt blessed to be in the company of so many folks who love the Lord and His Word. We counted up 8 pastors in our midst, and we appreciate their support! Also, it was such a joy to have Abby and her family up from Florida, as well as her special grandparents.

Rock of Ages singing before the presentation
Rock of Ages singing before the presentation
Thanks to Luke and Joel for directing traffic!
Thanks to Luke and Joel for directing traffic!

2016-7-16 Ghana Update

Peter and Priscilla playing "Come Thou Fount" from their mission trip
Peter and Priscilla playing “Come Thou Fount” from their mission trip

Peter's presentation

Peter's rope trick
Peter’s rope trick
Priscilla and Abby playing violins
Priscilla and Abby playing violins
Rock of Ages singing before the presentation
Singing a hymn in Twi, the local dialect, about Jesus being our friend

Priscilla's presentation

Rankin and Taylor families
Rankin and Taylor families
Rankin and Taylor children
Rankin and Taylor children

Here are a couple of comments Peter and Priscilla would like to share about Ghana.


The zeal that so many of the national pastors and church members share for spreading the gospel stood out to me. Their spirited singing of hymns, attentiveness to the preaching, and sense of urgency for telling others about Jesus Christ inspired me to strive for more zeal in my own life while here in America. I also enjoyed seeing the land where they plan to build a new church. As they took us to the top of a hill, we were able to look out across the growing city in northern Ghana. At the top, they pointed to the rock which will serve as the sanctuary’s foundation. How symbolic, as the church is founded on the Rock of Jesus Christ and is set on a hill!

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” — Matthew 5:14

In the words of the nationals, “God is good–all the time. All the time–God is good!”


Our missions trip to Ghana this year was amazing! I loved working with the children and teaching children’s church and Bible clubs. They are so precious! It was such a joy to see children and adults accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, even those who were Muslims or Catholics. I loved going on the village visitations and telling people about Jesus. Even though I was sometimes nervous about what to say, God helped me and gave me the words to say. A verse that really ministered to me during this trip was Isaiah 55:11, which says that God’s Word “shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” I was really excited to share Jesus with others, and even if they did not accept Him right then, I was sharing God’s Word, and I knew it would not return void. Many seeds were planted, many people came to Jesus, and I’m excited to see what God continues to do in the wonderful country of Ghana!


On Sunday morning we took a trip in the mountains and ministered to our favorite 100-year-old!  After we sang a few hymns, Papa shared the Word of God.  We made it back down to the Greenville Place in time for our evening service there.  It was a great weekend!

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Fairview Baptist

Wow, what a great crowd!  Thank you Fairview Baptist Church, Greer, for inviting our family to perform at your Young at Heart gathering.  We had so much fun!  The food was delicious, and the chocolate cake you gave to us was a big hit on the way home!  You are a special group of people, and we appreciated the opportunity to meet you.  The Lord has blessed you with a beautiful facility, and it was a joy for us to see how your group is using it for Him.  We will keep the young man mentioned and his family in our prayers.  What a blessing for them to have such love and support from you all.

2016-7-12 Fairview Baptist Church ROA Gig!

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Rankin Children on the way home with that Chocolate Cake! :)
Rankin Children on the way home with that Chocolate Cake! 🙂

July Updates

Peter and Priscilla gave an update at the Greenville Place of their Ghana mission trip.

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June Updates

Peter and Priscilla returned to Ghana with a missions trip out of Pensacola Christian College…

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Rock of Ages continued to minister to local nursing homes during June…

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Faith Baptist Church

What a great week we had at Faith Baptist Church in Honea Path. Thank you for inviting our family to provide music at your History of the King James Bible Seminar. We could feel the Holy Spirit’s presence, and you made us feel so welcome and at home.

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We loved the photo on display of Billy Sunday giving a sermon! 🙂
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It was fascinating to look through the antique Bibles and song books.

Thrive at Greer

Thank you, Thrive, for inviting our family to perform at your gathering on Sunday afternoon. Daddy enjoyed preaching about Job and animals. My sisters and I really loved the hot chocolate and coffee.

Wesley Commons

Thank you, Melissa, for inviting our family to perform at your National Nursing Home Week event this week. It was a joy to be a part of your ministry at the Wesley Commons in Greenwood. We appreciated the sweet faces smiling up at all of us. Bailey, the parrot, was a big hit! We have posted a couple of photos of him, too.  🙂  May the Lord bless your time as you serve these dear folks. They are blessed to have you for activities director.

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Monaghan Baptist Church

Thank you, Golden Agers, for having our family back for your luncheon entertainment.  One of our children exclaimed, “This is a very friendly church!”  That is a true statement.  We appreciated your kindness to us, and your sweet spirits.  The food was, as Gregory put it, “Another home-run!”  Once again, everything tasted extra good.  We pray the Lord blesses your special group!

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Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church

Thank you Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church for inviting our family to join you with entertainment in your Family Life Center last Tuesday evening.  The dinner really hit the spot, and we were so thankful for your friendly spirits.  One thing that impressed us was your love for one another during the prayer request time before the meal.

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Ottaray Baptist Church

Thank you Ottaray Baptist Church for inviting us to preach and provide the music in your morning service.  We appreciated all of the support shown to us through the message and music.  It was a blessing to be in the midst of believers that desire to live purely in our world.  May the Lord bless your sweet congregation!

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Photo courtesy of Ottaray Baptist Church

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Rock Presbyterian Church

Our family felt so blessed at the warmth shown to us at Rock Presbyterian Church last night.  After hearing so much about your church, Daddy enjoyed finally meeting all of the wonderful folks.  Thank you for inviting us to sing and play and partake in your delicious dinner.  It was a joy to look around and see such unity among your congregants.

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Barkers Creek Baptist Church

Thank you, Barkers Creek Baptist, for inviting our family to your church to preach and perform music. Hands down, your church was one of the friendliest congregations we have encountered. We all left feeling very blessed to have spent the evening with you.

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