Baptism At Gladstone Park

October 01, 2011 | Richard Cook

Angela Whitbeck was baptized by Bob Uhrig, pastor, at the Gladstone (Ore.) Park Church during the Sabbath worship hour on July 23.

Whitbeck says, "I started attending Gladstone Park in 2008 with Mike and Ingrid Whitbeck, my father- and mother-in-law. When they were baptized, I was able to see their joy as they came out of the water and see the change in their lives.

"My fiance, Scott, and I were going to be married, so we asked Pastor Uhrig if he would perform the ceremony. He agreed only on the condition we would go through a marriage counseling class prior to the wedding. After the class was over, we went through the Amazing Facts Bible study. After the wedding, Scott and I began attending church on a regular basis and came to know many of the members.

"I started participating in the Women's Ministry group and was welcomed by Corleen Johnson, Connie Andrews, Lori Azrack and Eugenia Shipowick.

"About a year ago, I started listening to a Christian radio station called Air 1, and that is when I decided to be baptized. The first song I heard was by Tenth Avenue North, called "You Are More," and this specific song spoke straight to my soul."

On the day of her baptism and being voted into church membership Whitbeck said, "I am honored to be an official part of the Gladstone Park Church and hope I can bring others to the Lord and His love."