Jeff Petrik – Member Profile

Hometown – Gayville, South Dakota Birthday – July 20, 1967 Quick!  Name someone famous from South Dakota!  Roger Maris you say?  Nope.  The famous Yankee slugger was from North Dakota.  If you are old, you might have named Tom Brokaw or Hubert Humphrey.  If you are an American History buff, you might have named Crazy […]

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Kay Hays – Member profile

Hometown:  Knoxville, Tennessee Birthday:  November 1, 1946 Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…. No, you’re not going to hear the tale of Gilligan’s Island.  You are about to hear the story of one young lady and her migration around the United States.  Meet Kay Lynn Bounds […]

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Lakin Rayfield’s new ride

A very generous gift was made to the Eastminster Benevolence Fund to provide a handicapped accessible van for Lakin shortly after his back surgery in December of 2013.  What a huge difference the van has made in the day to day activities of Lakin and his family.  Lakin is currently being home schooled until he […]

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Jackson Minnich wins fishing tournament

Congratulations to Jackson Minnich (son of Pam and Chris Minnich)  The University of Tennessee  fishing team, led by Jackson Minnich, won a major FLW bass tournament on Lake Seminole last Saturday.  The win means that the UT team now advances to the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational Tournament. Jackson and teammate Parker Hurst, both […]

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Robert Harvey – Member Profile

Hometown:  Lumberton, Mississippi Birthday; November 16, 1922 Have you ever known a Superhero.  You know, the ones who fly around in tights and wear capes.  They swoop down and save people when they are being threatened by evil and they save the day.  Did you know that Eastminster has it’s own Superhero (minus the tights […]

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Fran Hall – Member Profile

Hometown:  Bristol, TN Birthday: July 3, 1938 Have you ever heard the expression, “Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman?”  That expression is aptly used when talking about one member of our congregation.  Meet Fran Gentry Hall. Fran grew up not far from the famous Bristol Motor Speedway and the Thunder Valley Drag […]

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Herbert Shumate – Member Profile

Hometown:  Maynardville, Tn Birthday:  May 30, 1948 Have you ever met someone that never seems to have a bad day, is always smiling and laughing, and makes those around them just a little happier?  Herbert Shumate is one of those people. Herbert grew up in Maynardville, just north of Knoxville.  He graduated from Horace Maynard […]

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Natalie Ayliffe – Member Profile

Hometown – Grand Junction, Colorado Birthday – December 18, 1982 Florida State.  Whether you love the Seminoles or hate them, you have to admit that they have some pretty amazing athletes.  Did you know that our church is the home of one of their stellar athletes?  Meet Mrs. Natalie Hughes Ayliffe. Natalie has been a […]

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Clarence Rochat – Member profile

Hometown: Knoxville, TN Born: October 8, 1919 Have you ever known anyone who can say that they personally witnessed the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima? Now you do. Meet Clarence Rochat. Clarence was a witness to this famous event that took place back in February of 1945. He was stationed on a Destroyer […]

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