The author was born into the Baptist faith. He was very active in the church and always had a great

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The author was born into the Baptist faith. He was very active in the church and always had a great love for fellow citizens. But the call was heartwrenching. It felt like gaining a new take on life. It takes the passive love for people and forces action to reach out and help your fellow brother. A call from God has the power of conviction that this is not our work alone, but it is something both intended and empowered by God. He answered the call to salvation and received Christ. It was not to be an easy journey. One of the most difficult and elusive understandings he encountered was the knowledge that the path of God’s journey forced him to travel his true walk. Many preachers have admitted that not long after their salvation they…show more content…
Its approximately five hundred active congregants worship at a historic building at 801 Sophia Street. The church, in January 2013, published its Demographic Profile 2013. In 2012, the city of Fredericksburg was classified as the second-fastest growing locality in the state of Virginia. The church has played a significant role in its community, both through direct ministries and through the day-to-day, spirit-led involvement of its members in community groups, government, politics, and other venues. Currently, 71 percent of those classified as active members live in either the city of Fredericksburg or neighboring Spotsylvania County. Another 15 percent have residential ties and involvements in neighboring Stafford County. Approximately 62 percent of those classified as active members have been members for eleven years or more. Some have been members for twenty, thirty, forty years, or more. However, this congregation has also attracted a continuing influx of new members. In fact, 15 percent of the current active members joined in the past three years. And 38 percent joined sometime in the last ten years. Close to 40 percent of the active members are currently age fifty or younger. About one-third are between the ages of fifty-one and seventy. Overall, 63 percent are female and 37 percent are male. In late 2012, a survey form was made

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