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Former Wilson County residents return to lead revival

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David Brandon
Jimmy Furr

Silver Springs Baptist church, Lebanon Road at Benders Ferry, Mt. Juliet begins five days of revival Sunday morning, April 24, and going through April 28. The meeting times are 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, 6 p.m. on Sunday evening and Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Evening services will begin while people are arriving with mini-concerts beginning 20 minutes prior to service time. The mini-concerts feature church members and guests singing various styles of Christian music.

Preaching for the week will be Jimmy Furr, who left Mt. Juliet in 2001 to become the director of missions of Carroll Benton Baptist Association in Huntingdon. In working with the 31 churches in two counties, Furr has had the opportunity to preach many revivals there, as well as in other states and places in Tennessee.

The Tunica, Miss. native received his bachelor's degree from Delta State University before furthering his education at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Throughout the years, Furr has served as a local church pastor in Mississippi and Nebraska before traveling to many states as a home missionary with the Home Mission Board/North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Furr and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Jennifer and Kerri, both graduates of Mt. Juliet High School.

The music for the week will be under the direction of another former Wilson County resident, David Brandon. In the 1990s, Brandon served Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon as the minister of music and youth. A graduate of Dyersburg High School, Brandon furthered his education at William Carey University.

The Brandons make their home in Robertson County, where David Brandon is the minister of music and education at Rock Springs Baptist Church and with On the Go Ministries.

Pastor Russ Stephens and the Silver Springs Church family invite all area residents to come to these special services. The church and pastor want to invite both Furr's and Brandon's friends and former church members to reconnect with them during the week. Preschool child care (birth to three years old) will be provided each service. Activities for four- and five-year-olds takes place during the morning worship service. Silver Springs' building is handicap accessible. A love offering will be received for our revival leaders.

To learn more about the revival, call (615) 758-7853 or visit

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