2013-04-04 / Church News

Preacher To Give Great-grandson Baptism

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) – A country preacher in western Pennsylvania was scheduled to baptize his great-grandson on Easter Sunday.

The Derrick of Oil City reports Saturday that 82-yearold Rev. Walter “Bud” Anthony planned to perform the rite for his 7-month-old great-grandson.

Anthony says it may be his last baptism. He's retired, but family members asked him to do the service.

Anthony doesn't keep count of how many baptisms he did in 60 years of preaching, but the total includes all of his six children and almost all of his 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Anthony says Sunday's service will include some of his favorite Bible verses about the importance of children.

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