When you look up “faithful deaconess” in the Christian dictionary you will surely find the name Marilyn Van Drew. As a faithful servant of the flock Marilyn has worked heartily unto the Lord often without any recognition. For many decades, Marilyn has served our shut-ins and widows. She has taken care of children in the nursery. She has provided hospitality during our many funeral luncheons and fellowship meals. She has served as the church librarian and the list goes on and on and on. Mrs. Van Drew regularly clothes herself with the graces of Christ and consistently manifests Christ-like love which is the perfect bond of unity (Colossians 3:12-14). Marilyn’s costly, selfless, other’s orientated mindset has deepened and sweetened the fellowship of First Baptist Church.
Scripture exhorts us to render "honor to whom honor is due." This morning we want to publicly recognize the beautiful legacy of Marilyn Van Drew.