Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thomas Hudson

In Memorium.
At the last conference meeting of the Knoxville Baptist church the following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, the angel of death has taken from our midst our much loved pastor, Eld. Thomas Hudson; therefore, be it
Resolved, That while we bow in submission to Him who doeth all things well, we desire to express our sense of loss sustained in the death of this one who, although quiet and retiring in disposition, showed that he was ever ready to do the Master's will. Bro. Hudson was born at Belfast, Ireland, on March 17, 1827, and began studying for the ministry at about 30 years of age, and studied at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He came to America in 1865, and has spent the years since in Missouri and Arkansas. Although Bro. Hudson was our pastor less than a year, yet during that time there had been 66 additions to the church. Of this number Bro. Hudson baptized 52. He labored with great zeal and earnestness, and did a grand work. he was always ready and anxious to testify for the Master and point sinners to the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. But the Master has called His servant up from the strife and battles of this life into His divine presence, therefore to receive the reward for his faithful service. And while we realize with deep regret our great loss, yet we feel that he has won a crown of never fading glory.
Resolved, That to the bereaved daughters we tender our heartfelt sympathy, and while passing under the rod, may they be sustained by Him who has promised to be a helper to all who do His will.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be put upon the church record, and a copy sent to the Arkansas Baptist for publication.
P.H. Jett, C.R. Summey, G. L. Smith, S.J. Burns, Minnie Jett, Committee
Arkansas Baptist, April 17, 1895, page 8

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