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IN HONOR OF MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
(Extensions of Remarks - April 25, 2013)

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                  IN HONOR OF MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH

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                          HON. WALTER B. JONES

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 25, 2013

  Mr. JONES. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to honor 
Maranatha Baptist Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
  This month, Maranatha Baptist Church will celebrate 30 years of 
faithful service to the Lord and to the citizens of Onslow County. The 
church especially has a heart to reach the servicemen and women in the 
area for Christ.
  The first members of Maranatha Baptist Church met in a small pawn 
shop under the leadership of Pastor Randy See. His work laid the 
foundation for the congregation to expand and move first to a piece of 
property on Anne Street and then to the church's current location on 
Onsville Drive.
  Following in the footsteps of Randy See, Pastors Don Jones, Chuck 
Lindley, and Jon McConkey have blessed Maranatha Baptist Church with 
their leadership over the course of the last three decades. Each of 
these men contributed uniquely to the growth of the church from its 
humble beginning to the well-known community that it has become.
  I am honored to represent Maranatha Baptist Church, and I am pleased 
to have the congregation and current Pastor Jon McConkey recognized by 
the United States Congress as they celebrate 30 years of service to 
Onslow County.

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