Video: Pastor May Be Retired, But Hasn’t Lost His Preaching Skills

FULTON, MISS. (WCBI) –  Tuesday afternoon, the dining area at Fulton’s Courtyards Community Living Center served as a worship center.

This gathering is part of an initiative at the eldercare residence known as the” 719 Project.”  It is based on Psalm 71 verse 9

“Do not cast me away when I am old and do not forsake me when my strength is gone,” read Tammy Martin, administrator at the eldercare center.

Although the verse was written by King David, it hits close to home for many senior citizens.

James Mills pastored churches throughout Northeast Mississippi for three decades, until health issues led to his retirement twenty years ago. But the 78 year old was eager to deliver a sermon for this congregation of fellow residents, friends and family members.

His message was taken from the 13th Chapter of Hebrews.

“We’re never alone, God is always with us. Never leaves us, never forsakes us and because He is who He is, we never have to be afraid,” Mills said.

Mills shared a personal testimony of how his faith helped him through a tough time.

“Sunday a week ago, I had to go to the emergency room and they didn’t expect me to make it through the night. But God has blessed here, and I give Him all the glory and praise,” he said.

And although he has been retired for some time, Mills still has a pastor’s heart for people and the Word.

“I appreciate the opportunities to share God’s message whenever and wherever I can,” Mills said.

The 719 Project always holds a special event on July 19th. It encourages others to remember, respect and reconnect with senior citizens.

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