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I grew up in Mississippi as the youngest of 14 children. After graduating high school, I headed to Memphis to live in the big city. I moved in with my sister and her family on a Saturday. Sunday morning, I woke up to my sister saying, "Get ready for church." That morning, I walked through the doors of Union Avenue Baptist Church (UABC). I met a lot of wonderful and friendly people, and I have been here for 54 years since that day. One of those lovely people I met ended up being my husband, Houston. 53 years ago, I married him in the UABC sanctuary. Our two children, were baptized at UABC. 

I have tried to serve where I was needed. I have taught children's Sunday School, served in the nursery, and sung in the choir. I am also a part of WOM (Women On Mission), building and grounds committee,  wedding coordinator, and I am currently the Chairman of Trustees. 

I LOVE being at UABC where I can serve and be served by a great Pastor and staff. God has been so good to me. I thank Him for allowing me to serve Him through Union Avenue Baptist Church.

Linda Akin

Story Time!!!

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When it comes to faith, we are often asked, “What’s your testimony?”  What is a testimony? One definition for testimony is: a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. I hear a lot of people say that their testimony isn’t good enough or it’s nothing special. That’s one of the biggest lies I have ever heard. Your testimony is one of the most powerful tool you have for sharing the Gospel. To avoid hearing people say their testimony is boring, I ask people what their story is. Story is defines as an account of past events in someone's life or in the evolution of something. We all have a past. We all have stories to share! Using this blog, I am asking individuals within our congregation to share their story. The story you tell will up to you. It could be your come to Jesus story, an encounter you had this past month, or a thought of the week. I ask that it is from your heart and something God has given you to share. If you are interested in sharing your story, please email me at . I will post these stories on this blog. Get to know the people within this church body, by hearing their story and share yours! So… what’s your story?

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