May 7 will be Pete Petree’s final day of serving here at Weatherford’s First Baptist Church. For twelve years he has faithfully led our ministry to university students. Countless students turned into adults under his supervision and are now engaged in local churches throughout the world. Those he touched are continuing to touch the lives of others. His presence will be missed on the sidelines and in the gym and in the stands as the Bulldogs engage in battle.
Pete has also led the way for our overall education ministry. He has headed up adult Sunday school (now Life Groups) as our church has remained on mission, making disciples. He has gathered and distributed materials, diagnosed and put out fires, moved and started classes, and sought to care for every need that arose. Ministry requires adaptability on the part of ministers. Pete adapted well.
Pete also met many needs that are part of the ongoing ministry of the church. He filled in where he was needed, whenever he was needed. He has the ability to see things that need to be done and then stay with the task until it is complete. He carried tables, moved chairs, preached sermons, made visits, led committees, and organized grill teams.
As Pete and Donna move on to the next place of ministry God has set before them, we will continue to pray God’s blessings upon them. The position he has taken with the BGCO at Falls Creek sounds like it was created for him. He will do well. He would do even better if he grew out his mullet and wore those wild pants like he did back in the good ole’ days. Surely he saved a pair or two!
This Sunday evening, following the Kidz Praize musical, we will have a farewell fellowship in honor of Harold “Pete” and Donna Petree. Make a point to come and tell them goodbye. A basket will be available where you can leave cards of appreciation.
Officially the oldest staff member,