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Blessed and a Blessing: Albert Smock

Albert Smock and daughter Lexi Photo submitted by Albert Smock

Blessed and a Blessing: Albert Smock

I lost my son in 2012, and already fighting depression, it became worse every year. Last year it got the best of me and I did not want to live anymore. I thought I was just hurting myself, but I was hurting everyone who cares about me, and for that I am very sorry. I turned to alcohol and it made everything much much worse in every way. I lost all my friends and even my family for a while. I put myself in a faith-based place called the House of Mercy in Olney Tx. It’s ran by an amazing man named Preston Crow, who has a gift for teaching the Bible just as it is written, and truly loves God. I learned more about God and His word than I ever dreamed of. The first three months was very hard for me. I stayed seven and a half months and it completely changed my life. I have been home for a few months now and will always keep working on being a better person, for God, my family, my friends, and myself. I just want to thank God for a new life and a new mindset.

First Baptist Church Scholarships

Callie Gray | Photo by FBCO

First Baptist Church Scholarships

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First Baptist Church Scholarships

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First Baptist Church Scholarships

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First Baptist Church Scholarships

Each year the First Baptist Church awards four special scholarships to graduating seniors. The scholarships are awarded to graduating church members who are actively involved in our activities and programs and who complete the scholarship application process. Don Berry, Ed Wood, and Doug McCutcheon comprise our scholarship committee. The scholarship committee and pastors Edgington, Frazier and Nantz are pleased to announce this year’s recipients on behalf of the First Baptist family:

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