Just a quick invitation to let you know of a very special event that will occur this evening [Thursday]. Our very own Rev. Greta Campbell will be honored on her Nite Line program on Channel 16. Greta is retiring from the program in the very near future after more than 44 years of service to Channel 16. She began with Jimmy and Joanne Thompson from the beginning of their television ministry to the upstate. The program will be on tonight from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. You are invited and encouraged to call in (864-244-1616) to share what Greta means to you. You are also invited to go and sit in the studio audience if you like, and you will need to be there around 7:30 p.m.
You may watch a replay of the program tomorrow morning, Friday, December 30, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m, but remember it is a rebroadcast and there is no call in. Let us honor one of the pillars of the Kingdom and appreciate her labors in the Upper South Carolina Conference and the IPHC.
1 Timothy 5: 17, "Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine."
With Deepest Respect,
Dr. Tony R. Smith
USCC Ministries Coordinator
[Editor's Comment: I am grateful to Dr. Tony Smith for this excellent announcement about the retirement of Greta Campbell. I have known Greta and Pat Welch for decades. In fact, in my first pastorate, 1963-1965, at the Brownville Pentecostal Holiness Church near Evergeen, Alabama, I invited Greta Campbell and her trio, Greta Campbell Trio, for a two-week revival.
There was Greta Campbell, Pat Welch, and Ramona Garrison Ready in the trio. The church was packed out nightly. People drove from near and far to attend one of the most exciting revivals I have ever experienced. All our youth, with the exception of one boy, were saved. Many youth and adults were sanctified and baptized with the Holy Spirit.
A few years ago, Melvine and I were privileged to go on a trip to the Holy Land with Greta and Pat, and Pastors Phillip and Inez Hart. There were seventeen people in our group. It was just marvelous. Pastor Phillip Hart baptized me in the Jordan River.
Melvine and I, along with Greg, salute Greta and Pat in their retirement. Forty-four years in Christian television is a long time. I pray that God will continue to bless them as they change venues in this new season of their lives. They are ardent supporters of Hugh's News, and we love and respect them for who they are and for the wonderful ministry God has given them for so many years.]