CRESTON, Iowa—Pastor Bob and Judi Sauser were honored with a retirement celebration on July 26. Members of their family along with friends of churches where Pastor Sauser had ministered in past years joined members and friends of First Baptist under a tent on the church lawn for a catered meal at noon.

Following lunch, the group returned to the church auditorium for a program honoring the couple’s years of ministry. Special music, a skit, and testimonies brought back many memories of the years the Sausers have been with the church. The couple was given a monetary gift, Pastor Sauser received a painting for his study, and Judi received a framed picture of her favorite Scripture passage. The afternoon concluded with homemade ice cream and cookies.

Pastor Sauser will continue pastoring First Baptist on a part-time basis until God directs as to His choice of a new pastor for the congregation.