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Jerry Falwell was committed, faithful

...the faith and in God's timing he finished his race. We will miss him even as we pray for his wife Macel and his sons who will continue his ministry into the future. The Rev. Bill Harrell is pastor of Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez.

Work of fiction isn't education

Some people get mad when their beliefs are challenged. Others get even. The Rev. Bill Harrell, coming up on 26 years as pastor at Abilene Baptist Church, has been down the road plenty of times, seeing his faith attacked...

Church celebrates pastor's 25th year

...will honor their pastor for his 25 years of service as their spiritual leader next month. The Rev. William F. "Bill" Harrell, 64, preached his first sermon at Abilene Baptist on Jan. 18, 1981. He said he didn't know how long he would...

Abilene Baptist begins new project

...complete. "We're hoping it's going to be finished inside of two years," said the church's pastor, the Rev. Bill Harrell. "If they get good weather, it could be quicker." Harrell said he anticipates the 53,000-square-foot building...

Churches saw sudden attendance increase after Sept. 11

...that followed, some ministers say Columbia County's population growth since continues to help fill pews. The Rev. Bill Harrell, of Abilene Baptist Church, said his church saw a surge in attendance immediately after the attacks that he called...

Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday

...Signal Command at Fort Gordon, remarks from county commission Chairman Ron Cross and a closing prayer by the Rev. Bill Harrell. Emergency responders will present the flag. Columbia County Fire Rescue personnel will conduct the last call for...

Church sets its sights on growth

...that when a church is (building), it builds a spirit of excitement and accomplishment," said the Rev. William "Bill" Harrell, Abilene's pastor. "We're looking forward to the construction time. We feel it will be a good time for our...

Christmas Eve service remains tradition for many

...participate in a candlelight Communion service at Shiloh United Methodist Church from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Bill Harrell, the senior pastor at Abilene Baptist Church, said the tradition of Christmas Eve church services can't really be...

Saxon says Broun bobs

...campaign tactic - and could get the same negative response. Last year, before Broun and Abilene Baptist Church Rev. Bill Harrell became pals, Harrell was incensed that while Broun was sitting in a service at Abilene, a Broun staffer was caught...

Churches planning services

...Washington Road in Martinez is holding its Silent Lord's Supper service at 6 p.m., said the Rev. William F. "Bill" Harrell. The service is quiet and features the sanctuary dimly lighted and the ringing of hand bells, Harrell said.

John Patrick Bunce
310 Halibut
William Daugherty
2012 Opilio Quota
Amy Christianson
Amy Watson


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