FLINT, Mich.—On Sunday evening, May 3, South Baptist Church held a special service to ordain Pastor Don Chapin. Pastor Don has served as pastor of student ministries at the church for seven years. An ordination council made up of area pastors met with Pastor Don on Friday, May 1, after which a unanimous recommendation was made to the church to proceed with ordination.
The service included a challenge from Pastor Don’s youth pastor, Bud Hall, who is currently pastoring in Long Island, N.Y. Fellow pastors Larry Burk and William Payne also took part in leading the service. Many family members were able to attend. A reception followed the service, and a love offering was taken to enable Pastor Don to purchase books for his library. Pastor Don and his wife, Laurie, are blessed with four boys: Joshua, Jackson, Jason, Joseph.