It is with delight and honor to announce to you this special day in the lives of our former General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.
In an email from Leon he wrote, "We have no regrets in the path God has led us since our marriage. We are still happy.
[Editor's comment: Leon O. Stewart assigned me to my first church that I have pastored. I had graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May of 1963 with the M. Div. degree. I was privileged to be the pastor of some of the finest people in the known world at the Brownville Pentecostal Holiness Church.
The Brownville Community and our church are located about six miles from Evergreen, AL, in Conecuh County, the poorest county in the State of Alabama. Leon told me that they had 66 members and that the church had great potential. My salary without any gas allowance was $35 a week, with an unfurnished parsonage, with electric power, and a propane furnace, a refrigerator, electric stove and oven, and washing machine. Melvine was able to get a job teaching in the Evergreen High School to help with what we really needed in income. The church grew and was blessed by God.
I tell people jokingly I am in the ministry for the money. I told God I would go wherever He would send me, and I would give my full time to the church. There are many stories I could tell you, but I want to focus on the 66th Wedding Anniversary of Bishop Leon and Miss Donna Stewart. Let us join together by sending anniversary cards to this outstanding couple and leaders of our church.
Their mailing address is
Bishop Leon and Donna Stewart
1112 Fridge Drive
Atmore, AL 36502
I know they will be pleased to hear from you.]
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