Gladys Townsend

Gladys Townsend

Gladys Townsend

Biography – Gladys Townsend

Date Started Attending HBC:
Summer, 1979, when the Hessmer Baptist Mission was started; began leading the music in 1997

Where are you originally from:
Innis, Louisiana

Husband, Albert; Children: Laurence Townsend, Melissa Townsend Desselle, Evelyn Townsend Renfrow; 7 grandchildren

Attended La. College 2 years, graduate of Northwestern State University with a BS in Business Education; also a Certified Church Secretary, advanced level

Favorite part of being at HBC:
Seeing God’s hand at work in my life and the lives of others

Something you have learned from being at HBC:
God provides for our every need and He works on His on timetable

Favorite Bible verse(s):
“You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Jere. 32:17; “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jere. 33:3

Describe yourself using 3 words:
NanNan, Family oriented, Type A

What are your hobbies:
Flower gardening, grandchildren, baking

Most people don’t know this about me:
If I thought I would ever need to lead the music at church, I would have stayed at FBC, Bunkie, because I never thought I could do that. But, the Lord never asks us to go or do that He doesn’t provide!

Favorite Restaurants
Texas Roadhouse, Red River Grill

Favorite Dessert or Snack Food
Anything chocolate

Favorite Musical Artist
Anyone from the 50’s—60’s era

Favorite Book
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Favorite Comic Strip
The Lockhorns

Favorite Season

Favorite Vacation
Going to the mountains

People You Would Like to Meet
My great grandparents who settled at McCrea (New California) in Point Coupee Parish, Barbara Bush

One place you would like to visit
Coastline of northwest America

What was your first job
Secretary to head of Math Dept. at La. College

What was your first car
Ford Falcon

One Thing you would love to learn how to do
Be a bolder and better witness for the Lord

Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Coordinators, Technical Ministry
Ethel Truxell