Prissy and her grandchildrenOn Sunday, September 7, North Broad Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia threw a party to celebrate a 50th anniversary.  Friends, family, and church members all showed up. There was a really big cake, handwritten cards, and lots of laughter.

The celebration was in honor of Prissy Tunnell. For the past fifty years, Prissy has served as a minister of the gospel–she has served in ten churches, four states, and three countries. She has ministered  alongside church members with enthusiasm and joy. She has inspired, encouraged, and mentored younger ministers. And she has loved her family (as is evidenced by the fact that five grandchildren showed up for her party).

I am thankful, so thankful for Prissy’s fifty years of faithful service of God and God’s people. And I am thankful for the years ahead–as Prissy continues to serve with joy and enthusiasm at North Broad!

Blessings on you, Prissy Tunnell!

Pam Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, Atlanta, Georgia.