On Sunday, September 18th, friends and family joined together to witness the baptism of several loved ones at the Lumber River Conference Headquaters. Rev. Bryan K. Oxendine and Rev. Perry Roberts led the service. The service began with the song, “Amazing Grace”. Those being baptized were: Joseph Locklear, Melissa R. Locklear, Darien Locklear, Ethan Locklear (all from Hopewell), Bethany Ann Oxendine and Madisyn June Locklear (Maxton Full Gospel). Preacher Bryan said that baptism was an outward symbol of our inward grace. After the baptism, Bethany sang, “Nothing but the Blood” and Rev. Alonzo Oxendine dismissed us with prayer.