Happy birthday Mavis

Today is my wife’s birthday, she was born in 1954 at the Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. She is the only one of five kids, born to George and Odell McGhee, that is a true Georgian. All of her family came from Alabama, but that’s okay. She was and still is a cutie pie. You can see by the picture just how cute she was back in 1970. We started dating in High School and got married just five months after I graduated.

Arlene was saved and committed her life to Christ early in our marriage and she has committed herself to being Mom and wife and now Nana.  Arlene always thinks of others first.  I never could have been the Dad or pastor all these years without her help and support.  I think she is the greatest preacher’s wife I have ever know.  I tell everyone the reason they put up with me is because they love Arlene.

She has plenty of nick names, here are a few and the reasons behind each.

Sweetie, because she is sweet.  Cooter, her family called her this as a kid.  Mavis, her mother’s middle name.

Lucy, that’s her first name. Nana, because she is a grandmother.  Boss, because she is. Na Na, Tennyson’s new name for her. Baby, because she is my baby. So, now you know more than you wanted to about my wife on her birthday.  Happy Birthday!

One year old

My grandson, Eli, will be one on the 13th. It almost seems impossible how much he has grown in just 12 months. Kids now a days learn how to do sign language long before they can talk. Yes, I said sign language. Eli has hand signs to tell you if he wants a drink, more food or had enough. Many others. So, here he is just one and can communicate, walk and climb. Thanks to having a good Mom and Dad he also says please, thanks and says a prayer before eating or going night night. He is eager to learn and Mom and Dad are willing teachers.

In our Christian lifes many start off, like Eli, eager and willing to learn about their Lord.  Sometimes it seems like they stop when they have conqured the basics, they can walk and talk. But it seems like they are walking baby steps and talking baby talk. God want us as His children to grow. We can only grow if we daily apply our self to His will by reading His word and talking to Him in prayer.

Joshua 1:8 this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thou way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.


Welcome to the information age. This is a great day at Victory Baptist Church, now we can easily keep in touch with one another and informed about events at Victory. You will notice we have links to Palmetto City Hall and many of your favorite sites, others can be added. You will also notice a prayer request section where you can add your request to our web page, now everyone can join in your burden or share your praise.